Nitish Kumar Wons Floor Test
Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday won the Bihar Floor Test after 129 MLAs supported the Janata Dal (United) - Bharatiya Janata Party government after the Opposition-led Mahagathbandhan -- RJD, Congress and Left Front alliance walked out of the Assembly.
129-0 was the final score in the floor test which was in favour of the JDU-BJP alliance. Notably, the majority mark in the 243-member Assembly was set at 122.
Ahead of the floor test, Nitish Kumar, while addressing the assembly, in an emotive speech accused Tejashwi Yadav and his party RJD of corruption.
"Since 2005, when I got into power, there has been significant development in Bihar. Before that, his (Tejashwi Yadav's) father and mother got the opportunity to serve Bihar for 15 years. What did they do? There used to be many conflicts between Hindus and Muslims. But when I came to power, these conflicts stopped," said Bihar CM Nitish Kumar in the Bihar Assembly earlier today.
3 RJD MLAs Sit On Government Side
In a jolt to RJD ahead of the floor test today, 3 RJD MLAs Chetan Anand, Neelam Devi and Prahlad Yadav were seen sitting on the government side in the Bihar Assembly.
Reacting to this, former Bihar Deputy CM and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said "MLAs should sit on their respective seats till the end of voting, otherwise voting will be considered invalid."