Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: Two weeks after returning to the NDA fold, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led government won the trust vote (130-0) in a floor test in the Bihar Assembly on February 12. Earlier during the Assembly proceedings, the Speaker of the House and RJD leader Awadh Bihari Choudhary was voted out by a 125 to 112 vote share.
At least three of the RJD’s members were seated on the ruling party benches in the Bihar parliament, giving the party—which has lost support—a shock. Tejashwi Yadav, the leader of the RJD, filed a point of order to object to the sitting of party MLAs Prahlad Yadav, Neelam Devi, and Chetan Anand among the ruling NDA members.
Last month, Nitish took the oath as Bihar CM for the record ninth time after dumping the Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) and the ‘INDIA’ bloc to form a new government with the support of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).