Amidst heightened anticipation and political maneuvers, the Bihar Assembly gears up for a significant moment as the ruling Janata Dal (United) prepares to face a trust vote. This marks the party’s first significant test since rejoining the BJP-led NDA coalition in January 2023. Nitish Kumar arrived at the Bihar Assembly to face a trust vote earlier on Monday.
The total strength of the Bihar Assembly is 243, and a party or alliance needs the support of at least 122 MLAs to prove its majority. The NDA has a majority of 128, with the BJP having 78 seats, the JD(U) 45, Hindustani Awam Morcha 4, and Independent MLA Sumit Singh. The Opposition holds 114 seats – RJD highest with 79, Congress 19, CPI(ML) 12, CPI(M) 2, CPI 2.
The political landscape is charged with suspense and speculation as the fate of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s government hangs in the balance. Meanwhile, the NDA-led alliance in government is also introducing a no-confidence motion against the Bihar assembly speaker Awadh Bihari Chaudhary.
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Floor Test of CM Nitish Kumar's government to prove their majority will be held today. pic.twitter.com/uE1jWBIdmr
— ANI (@ANI) February 12, 2024
Shift to Hotel Amidst Huddles
In anticipation of the trust vote in the Bihar Assembly, the ruling Janata Dal (United) took a strategic move by shifting its MLAs to a hotel near the legislature. This decision reflects the gravity of the situation and the intense atmosphere surrounding the impending floor test.
Nitish Kumar’s Political Maneuvers
Strategic alliances and bold decisions have marked Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s political journey. His recent departure from the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ alliance to rejoin the NDA bloc underscores the shifting dynamics of Bihar’s political landscape. Kumar’s maneuvers and interactions with key political figures hold significant implications, with the trust vote looming.
Speculations and Alliances
As the trust vote draws near, speculations about potential defections, alliances, and last-minute political maneuvers abound. Adding Hindustani Awam Morcha’s MLAs to the NDA coalition, alongside whispers of defection to the RJD-led Mahagathbandhan, adds intrigue to the unfolding political drama.
Preparations for the Crucial Floor Test
Amidst swirling speculations and political uncertainties, all eyes are on the Bihar Assembly as the ruling Janata Dal (United) braces for the critical floor test. The atmosphere is charged with anticipation as MLAs gather, chants reverberate, and slogans echo inside and outside the Assembly premises, setting the stage for a high-stakes showdown of political strength and determination.