A no-confidence motion was passed against Speaker and RJD Leader Awadh Bihari Choudhary in the Bihar State Assembly. Nitish Kumar’s coalition government won the trust motion by 129 votes and opposition leaders walked out of the Assembly just after the announcement of the result.
RJD leader Awadh Bihari Chaudhary was removed from his position as speaker of the Bihar assembly as a resolution was supported by 125 members and opposed by 112 members.
RJD MLAs Chetan Anand, Neelam Devi, and Prahlad Yadav were observed sitting on the government’s side in the Bihar Assembly before the floor test of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s government to demonstrate the majority their majority.
Former Bihar Deputy CM and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav stated in response, “MLAs should sit on their respective seats till the end of voting, otherwise voting will be considered invalid.”
Nitish Kumar was earlier part of the Mahagathbandhan but he left that alliance to take oath for the record ninth time as the Bihar chief minister on January 28 — this time with the BJP’s support.
The NDA coalition, strengthened by the inclusion of Hindustani Awam Morcha’s four MLAs led by former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, braces for the Bihar assembly’s critical floor test amidst speculation.
“The entire movie is still pending”, said Bihar Deputy CM Vijay Sinha after Nitish Kumar’s government won confidence motion.
He asserted that the opposition will suffer and learn lessons from this.
“Holding their MLAs like bonded labourers is an insult to the MLAs. They will surely learn their lesson and I have taken a pledge, that I will fulfil the dream of Mahatma Gandhi, Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay, and Ram Manohar Lohia of a caste-free society in Bihar. I will welcome all those who will raise the standards of Bihar and the people of Bihar. I will not let Bihar be reduced to slang anymore and will ensure Bihar gets its due respect in the country,” he said.