A bench of Justices MR Shah and MM Sundresh said that post-poll alliance is allowed by anti-defection law and the 10th schedule of the Constitution, subject to certain conditions.
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Speaking to ANI in the state capital Patna today, Kumar said that the blame for the prevailing foul and toxic air pervading Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) should be put on its surrounding states.
On October 5, during his ‘Jan Suraj Yatra’, Prashant Kishor claimed that Nitish Kumar had invited him to his residence. PK claimed during their meeting, Kumar offered him to join his party and become his successor.
The former Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister, who was in Etah to attend the birth anniversary celebrations of party idol Deendayal Upadhyay, also attacked senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh for comparing the RSS with the PFI.
Asserting that the BJP will form a government with full majority in the state, Shah alleged that Kumar does not have any ideology, so he gave up socialism in favour of caste-based politics.
It is time for the Left parties, Congress and all regional parties come together to form a united opposition, Kumar told reporters after meeting CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury at the party office.
Kumar, speaking at the Janata Dal (United) national council meeting here, wondered if poaching leaders from other parties is not corruption, an apparent reference to opposition leaders crossing over to the BJP in many states, the sources said.
Janata Dal (United) sources said Kumar is also expected to meet Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal and Left leaders among others.
Kumar, whose ”national role” has become a matter of much speculation since his break-up with the BJP last month, however also sought to rule himself out, for the umpteenth time, of the Prime Ministerial race.
Addressing a function here alongside K Chandrasekhar Rao, his Telangana counterpart, Kumar took a veiled dig at BJP which has undertaken an aggressive campaign to expand its base in the southern state.
Kumar will be administered the oath of office by Governor Phagu Chauhan at a simple ceremony inside the Raj Bhavan at 2 pm.
Attempts are evident in the JD(U) to downplay the impact of the unceremonious exit of RCP Singh, who has been Nitish Kumar’s close associate in various capacities for nearly three decade
More details are awaited. Bihar Chief Minister also missed the swearing-in ceremony of President Droupadi Murmu.
After the all-party meeting gave its consent for the state-specific survey earlier this week, Jaiswal came out with a Facebook post asserting that his party supported the move but saw a few areas of concern.
Kumar’s remarks came during the inauguration of a newly constructed girls’ hostel in Patna on Tuesday.
Union Minister’s remarks came after the Bihar Lokasewa Commission’s 67th Combined (Preliminary) Competitive Examination was cancelled on Sunday due to paper leaks.
Sanjay Kumar Jha, the minister for Information and Public Relations Department who is also a national general secretary of the party, saw the rumour surrounding the CM as a “propaganda” that will “yield little”.
The Bill comes after the criticism of the Nitish Kumar government over the continuous increase in the number of cases pending in courts and undertrials in jails.
Kumar also made a passing reference to the period when his arch-rival Lalu Prasad’s RJD was in power and which has often been alleged to be synonymous with lawlessness.
“I have no clue about this (Inn sab ka toh hamare dimag me bhe koi idea bhe nahe hai),” said Kumar in Bhagalpur on being asked by the reporters to comment on the above speculations.
The government is facing criticism for imposing the liquor ban in the state, especially a large number of people who died due to consumption of poisonous liquor.
JD-U said in a statement that Nitish Kumar will campaign virtually.
The party’s national president Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan came out with a series of tweets wherein he sought to assert that the state was not seeking charity from the Centre, but wanted its rightful due.
He said that if Nitish Kumar fails to provide relaxation in liquor ban then he would support Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief Tejashwi Yadav in future.
The chief minister maintained that law enforcement agencies have been asked to ensure proper implementation of the ban across the state, where spurious liquor has claimed close to 40 lives in different districts since Diwali.