Nitish Kumar, the chief minister of Bihar, won the Assembly floor test on Monday despite Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), headed by Tejashwi Yadav, the party’s original ally, walking out. Two weeks after Kumar defected from the Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) to become a member of the NDA caucus, there was a trust vote.
The administration headed by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar received 129 votes in favor. When Kumar was speaking in the Assembly, the opposition organized a walkout, thus they were not there for the vote. There are 243 MLAs in the Bihar legislature.
Targeting Lalu-Rabri rule, nitish
Speaking in the Assembly, Nitish Kumar retaliated against the RJD, claiming that the party headed by Lalu Yadav was attempting to claim ownership of the projects he had initiated. Additionally, he said that for fifteen years of the RJD’s rule, nothing had been done for Bihar’s development by the Lalu Prasad-Rabri Devi regimes.
Additionally, he said that the RJD engaged in corrupt activities while it ruled Bihar, and the new government headed by the NDA will look into this. Kumar also said that there were many communal riots in Bihar under the RJD administration. “There was no rule of law. During its tenure, the RJD engaged in corrupt activities. I’ll look at them,” he continued.
Shahabad abandoned “Mahagathbandhan”
Nitish Kumar, who had allegedly lost his cool when he was not named the convenor of the opposition bloc that he helped to shape, the I.N.D.I.A., abandoned both the national coalition and the Mahagathbandhan in Bihar to form a new government with the backing of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by the BJP, earlier in January. On January 28, Nitish resigned as chief minister, putting an end to wild rumors about his and the Mahagathbandhan’s future in Bihar. This was Nitish’s second backdown in less than 18 months.