The Patna High Court on Monday dismissed two Public Interest Litigations (PILs) challenging the formation of the new government by Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) along with the NDA. The ruling comes days after Nitish tendered his resignation and formed a new government in the state after joining hands with the BJP and breaking ties with the mahagathbandhan.
One PIL was filed by RJD lawmakers, Saroj Yadav and Chandan Verma, and the other one was filed by Jitendra Kumar, a Samajwadi Party member.
After hearing all parties, a division bench comprising chief justice, Rajendra Menon and Justice A K Upadhyay dismissed the two PILs and said that no intervention of the court is needed, after floor test in the state assembly.
The new government in the state comprises of the NDA and its alliance with the JD(U). It won the trust vote on last Friday.
After resigning as the chief minister of Bihar on 26 July, Nitish Kumar sailed through a trust vote two days later with 131 legislators supporting him in the 243-member Bihar Assembly. 108 voted against him.
The vote and a discussion before it were held amid protests and slogan shouting by Lalu Yadav’s RJD, now the chief opposition party.