Nitish Kumar has sworn in as the Bihar Chief Minister within 24 hours after resigning from the post last evening. Kumar has formed a government with the help of NDA and BJP.
Sources privy to the development claimed that Nitish’s reliable report regarding the ill-fortune of the coalition with RJD, who was performing indecorously under the directions of Lalu Prasad Yadav.
The big fodder scam landed Yadav in intense police interrogations and trials in the court. Additionally, Lalu claimed that he should not be tried separately for different cases after being convicted in the fodder scam case after being convicted in the fodder scam case.
As the ceremony continued, RJD workers set up blockades and protested against Nitish Kumar forming the new government.
Even as the ceremony was on, RJD workers in Patna set up blockades and protested Nitish forming the government with the BJP.
Sushil Modi was named as the deputy chief minister of Bihar, a position which was earlier held by Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son Tejashwi Yadav. Modi has been widely known to have empowered the grand alliance.
The rift and commotion across the Bihar houses started when Lalu Prasad insisted that his son wouldn’t resign despite being accused in the CBI corruption case.
After Bihar governor Keshri Nath accepted Nitish’s resignation, Sushil Kumar submitted a letter addressed to the government for pledging support of 132 MLAs to engender the formation of new Nitish Kumar\s government.
Nitish will not have to prove majority in the State Assembly within 2 days from today, i.e. his oath taking ceremony.
Sources also inform that Lalu, his son Tejashwi and RJD leaders met the Bihar governor to chide him for inviting Nitish to form the government.
The RJD has 81 MLAs, and even if the Congress with 27 MLAs and the CPI-ML with 3 decide to back Tejashwi, their number would add up to just 110.
The JD(U), BJP, their allies and supporting independent MLAs together account for 132 seats in the 243-member Bihar Assembly.
On the other hand, RJD accounts for only 81 MLAs. Hence, even if Tejashwi is backed by Congress and CPI-ML, he would not have enough MLAs to entitle him to reign over Bihar.