Bihar chief minister, Nitish Kumar will face a trust vote in the Assembly on Friday during a special session commence from 11 in the morning. The special session has been convened for the newly formed NDA government to prove majority on the floor of the house.
In the 243-member assembly, Kumar needs the support of 122 members for a majority. Kumar has the support of 132 MLAs which include 71 from his party JD(U), 53 of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), 2 MLAs each from Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) 1 and 3 independents.
On the other hand, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), led by Lalu Prasad Yadav, may create commotion during the session. Thus, the speaker is said to have told marshals to make proper arrangements to control the situation.
Earlier, former deputy CM and Yadav’s son Tejaswi Yadav had hinted that his party will not let the house function smoothly. Noatbaly, RJD which is the largest party with 80 seats, has not been given a chance to form the government.
Yadav told reporters that his party has the support of 27 Congress party MLAs, 2 legislators of CPI (ML) and several independents. He also said a large number of JD(U) legislators were also planning to support them.
“We deserve a chance to prove majority on the floor of the house, we have enough support to form a government in Bihar. Some of JD(U) MLAs also want to support the grand secular alliance”, Tejaswi had said.
Kumar joined hands with BJP and was sworn in as the CM on Thursday morning. BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi was also sworn in as the deputy CM. He resigned from his post on Wednesday claiming that corruption charges against Yadav and his son Tejaswi were the reason behind his decision.