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Bihar Floor Test LIVE Updates | JD(U)-BJP Govt Led by CM Nitish Kumar Wins Floor Test by 129 Votes

Catch all live updates of the Bihar floor test here.

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Bihar Floor Test Live Updates: The renewed coalition government comprising the Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) proved its majority in the Bihar legislative Assembly on Monday, 12 February.

Over 129 MLAs voted in support of the CM Nitish Kumar-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government even as the Opposition walked out of the Assembly.

Ahead of the floor test, "resort politics" was reportedly in full-swing in Bihar as the ruling alliance as well as the Opposition moved their MLAs to "secure" locations to prevent them from being poached by either side. On Monday, three Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MLAs reportedly switched sides to the NDA.

Snapshot
  • While the BJP-JD(U) alliance is said to have 128 MLAs, the Opposition has 114 MLAs in the 243-member Assembly. The majority mark is 122.

  • The remaining seats are held by independents.

  • On Monday, the Assembly speaker was removed from his post following a no-confidence motion against him.

  • RJD's Tejashwi Yadav mocked Nitish Kumar for his frequent switching of sides and "thanked" him for having taken oath as CM nine times.

  • Several RJD workers were detained by the Patna Police after they took to the streets to protest against the Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government.

  • Two Opposition MLAs, Chetan Anand and Neelam Devi, are reportedly expected to side with the ruling alliance.

  • AIMIM legislator Akhtarul Iman said that the party will vote against "communal forces" during the floor test on Monday.

3:47 PM , 12 Feb

JD(U)-BJP Govt Proves Majority, Opposition Walks Out

The CM Nitish Kumar-led government in Bihar won the floor test by over 129 votes in the state legislative Assembly on Monday, 12 February. The majority mark in the 243-member Assembly is 122.

Meanwhile, the RJD and other Opposition parties staged a walkout while the floor test was being carried out in the Assembly.

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3:34 PM , 12 Feb

'Will Initiate Probe': Nitish Kumar Slams RJD

"During RJD's rule, several communal riots took place in Bihar; there was no law and order," Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said, while addressing the state Assembly ahead of a crucial floor test facing the JD(U)-BJP coalition government on Monday.

"RJD indulged in corrupt practices during its rule in Bihar, will initiate probe," he added, according to news agency PTI.

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3:25 PM , 12 Feb

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar Addresses Assembly

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar is now addressing the state Assembly ahead of the crucial floor test facing the JD(U)-BJP coalition government in the state on Monday.

2:40 PM , 12 Feb

'New Govt Will Make Bihar Crime-Free': BJP's Vijay Sinha

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and BJP leader Vijay Sinha said that the new JD(U)-BJP government would make Bihar "crime-free."

"We have resolved to make Bihar free of crime and corruption," he said while addressing the Assembly ahead of the trust vote.

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Published: 12 Feb 2024, 10:38 AM IST
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