Patna, 12 February (H.S): After the sudden split between Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) and RJD, and the formation of a new government with BJP, the Nitish government is now facing a trust vote in the Assembly on Monday.
The session started with a show of strength between the two opposing parties, with supporters of RJD's Tejashwi Yadav chanting slogans as he entered the Assembly. In a surprising turn of events, the incumbent Speaker was removed from his post after a no-confidence motion against him was passed by majority vote. RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav used this opportunity to criticize Nitish Kumar for his frequent party switches and accused the saffron party of using him for power. With BJP-JD(U) alliance having 128 seats, only four more votes are needed to secure the trust vote.
This realignment in Bihar's politics, ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, is expected to have a significant impact on the outcome. In 2019 LS elections, when BJP and JD(U) fought together, BJP won 17 seats while JD(U) emerged with only one. This trust vote will determine whether Nitish Kumar made the right decision in joining hands with BJP and how it will affect the future of politics in Bihar and nationally.
Hindusthan Samachar/ Indrani Sarkar