Nitish Kumar wins trust vote | Key updates

Nitish led JD (U)-NDA government has a support of 132 MLAs, which will help it to prove a comfortable majority in the 243 member state assembly where 122 MLAs are required to prove majority.

Published: 28th July 2017 10:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th July 2017 10:26 PM   |  A+A-

Nitish Kumar (File photo)

By Online Desk

PATNA: The Nitish Kumar government today won the crucial confidence vote in the Bihar Assembly.

The ruling coalition of the JD(U), BJP and others got 131 votes while the opposition got 108 votes, Speaker Vijay Kumar Chowdhury said.

The trust vote was taken through lobby division.

The NDA had earlier submitted a list of 132 MLAs to the governor. These include 71 of JD(U), BJP 53, RLSP two, LJP two, HAM one and three Independents.

In the 243-member Bihar Assembly, the RJD has 80 MLAs, the Congress 27 and the CPI-ML has three.

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HERE ARE THE DEVELOPMENTS THAT TOOK PLACE:

  • Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury today met JD(U) veteran Sharad Yadav. [FULL REPORT]

  • Had the grand alliance in Bihar been led by Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, it would not have crumbled, party leader Shivpal Yadav said. [FULL REPORT]

  • Nitish used me as pawn to join BJP: Tejashwi Yadav [FULL REPORT]

  • Contrary to fears, no cross-voting took place during the show of strength as Nitish Kumar sailed through with 131 votes in his favour and 108 against.

  • Nitish Kumar wins Bihar floor test. [FULL REPORT]

  • Would like to thank Congress and RJD, if Tejashwi had resigned I would not have been here: Sushil Modi,Bihar Deputy CM said in assembly.

  • Secularism should not be used to justify corruption. Won't support people who make money through wrong ways says Nitish Kumar in assembly.

  • Nitish Kumar moves confidence motion in Bihar Assembly. [FULL REPORT]

  • Nitish ji never spoke to me about my resignation,I too was thinking that he does not want me to resign says Tejashwi Yadav.
  • Everything was completely planned; the way Nitish Kumar gave resignation is saddening says Tejashwi Yadav.

  • We have 80 MLAs, Nitish ji knew he could not have removed me: Tejashwi Yadav 

  • RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav says in the assembly "People of Bihar have suffered immensely."

  • Tejashwi Yadav outside Bihar assembly ahead of CM Nitish Kumar's floor test.

  •  Bihar Assembly Speaker bars live broadcast of trust vote.

  • RJD MLAs protest outside Bihar assembly ahead of CM Nitish Kumar's floor test. [FULL REPORT]

RJD MLAs protest outside Bihar assembly. (ANI)
  • Deputy CM Sushil Modi reaches Bihar assembly ahead of the floor test. 

  • Chief Minister Nitish Kumar reaches Bihar Assembly in Patna ahead of the floor test.

CM Nitish Kumar at the Bihar Assembly in Patna on Friday. (ANI)
  • Nitish led JD (U)-NDA government has a support of 132 MLAs, which will help it to prove a comfortable majority in the 243 member state assembly where 122 MLAs are required to prove majority.

  • According to the communiqué issued from the Raj Bhawan, Nitish has claimed the support of 131 members, including the BJP, two independents and legislators of BJP allies Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM)-Secular and Rashtriya Lok Samata party (RLSP).

  • Opposition RJD has 80 MLAs, the Congress 27 and the CPI-ML 3.

  • Security arrangements have been made in and around the assembly building ahead of the floor test.

Yesterday, Nitish and BJP leader Sushil Modi were sworn-in as Bihar Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister respectively, and former has been asked to prove his majority on the floor by Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi. [FULL REPORT]

Nitish, on July 26 resigned as Bihar Chief Minister citing political differences with former ally, Lalu Prasad Yadav led Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), over corruption charges against the RJD supremo’s son Tejashwi Yadav.
 
He, however, on Thursday, took oath as Bihar chief minister for the sixth time, marking a historic transition of the state from a Grand Alliance government to an NDA regime.

(With inputs from PTI and ANI)

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