Nitish Kumar believes that he will get the support of 132 MLAs
The scenario is looking quite different in the Bihar politics. The politics of Bihar is not looking like a very subtle sequence. The order of decisions that took place in the past few days are mind-boggling and the arrival of BJP back in Bihar’s driving seat will definitely not be very easy.
The differences have started appearing in the party itself, Sharad Yadav is not looking very happy with this coordination of Nitish with BJP. The senior party leader and member of parliament is not looking in favour of Nitish Kumar and the number of angry leaders are increasing as the big names in Bihar’s politics are not in favour of this. Ali Anwar and Virendra Kumar met Sharad Yadav yesterday.
The mandate was against BJP
The clear scene looks like that the voting that took place in the last legislative elections was clearly against BJP and the way Nitish Kumar broke down the coilation with Lalu seems unethical.
The judgement day
Back as Bihar Chief Minister after a 14-hour gap, Nitish Kumar has arrived in the Assembly this morning to seek a trust vote today. A special one-day session of the house will begin with a discussion after which the legislators will vote.
As leader of the opposition now, Tejashwi Yadav, who was Deputy Chief minister till Wednesday morning, will speak first. His party the RJD has appealed for a “conscience vote” in which legislators are not bound by orders to vote for their party. RJD legislators are protesting on the steps outside the assembly.
The equation for majority
Nitish Kumar needs 122 votes to win today’s trust vote. The Chief Minister and his new partner the BJP together have 124 legislators in the 243-member assembly.
They claim to have the support of 132, including smaller parties and Independents and sources said Mr Kumar is confident he will sail through.
Lalu Yadav is looking very confident that a section of Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal United legislators are upset with his decision to partner with the BJP and so will defy a party whip and vote against the Chief Minister, seemed to have ebbed by Thursday evening.
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