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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar Wins Trust Vote With 131 Votes

The political scandal began with a CBI case against Tejashwi and his family over a corruption case.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with senior leader of BJP Sushil Kumar Modi at legislators meeting in Patna on Wednesday. 
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Snapshot
  • Nitish Kumar wins trust vote in the one-day special session of the Bihar assembly
  • Kumar took oath as Bihar’s Chief Minister on Thursday
  • Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi was appointed the Deputy CM
  • Kumar resigned as Bihar CM after JD(U)’s legislative meet on Wednesday
  • PM Modi congratulated Nitish for “joining fight against corruption”
  • ED registered case of money laundering against Lalu and family members on Thursday
3:54 PM , 28 Jul

Tejashwi Yadav and Nitish Kumar Face off in Bihar Assembly

The RJD accused Nitish Kumar of insulting the mandate of 2015 by joining hands with the BJP and dumping his election allies the RJD and the Congress which made him the chief minister.

Nitish Kumar said the 2015 mandate was for janta ki sewa (serving people), not for anything else.

“The mandate was for governance,” he said in a short speech in the Assembly. He said no one can lecture him on secularism. “I know and understand secularism... I am here to serve people not one family.”

Nitish further added:

I thank the BJP... this govt will go forward to serve Bihar. There will be same the government at both the Centre and the state. We will not tolerate corruption.

Tejashwi Yadav hit back by saying voters had been stabbed in the back.

People who voted for the Grand Alliance are being betrayed. Nitish Kumar got the mandate against the BJP but joined hands with it to form the government.
Tejashwi Yadav

Tejashwi said Nitish had insulted the people of Bihar by joining hands with the BJP.

We will go to the people to expose Nitish Kumar’s doublespeak and hypocrisy.
Tejashwi Yadav
3:04 PM , 28 Jul

Two days after he dramatically embraced the BJP, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday proved his majority in the Bihar assembly while the RJD protested in the house during the confidence vote.

Contrary to fears, no cross-voting took place during the show of strength. Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Nitish Kumar sailed through with 131 votes in his favour and 108 against. Soon after the assembly met, Nitish Kumar moved a resolution to seek a trust vote.

Apparently convinced that the JD-U-BJP government had adequate support to win the motion, RJD members protested in and out of the house. The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) accused Nitish Kumar of insulting the mandate of 2015 by joining hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party and dumping his election allies the RJD and the Congress which made him the Chief Minister.

Nitish Kumar said the 2015 mandate was for 'janta ki sewa' (serving people), not for anything else. "The mandate was for governance," he said in a short speech in the assembly. He said no one can lecture him on secularism. "I know and understand secularism."

Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav, who was the Deputy Chief Minister, said voters had been stabbed in the back.

1:27 PM , 28 Jul

Tejashwi Yadav Addresses Media After Floor Test

These comments come after Tejashwi said “the government formed with the help of BJP is murder of democracy”earlier in the day in the Bihar assembly.

1:08 PM , 28 Jul

Nitish Kumar Wins Trust Vote

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar won the trust vote in Bihar assembly on Friday with the BJP backing him. He got 131 votes in favour and 108 votes against him.

I’ve taken this decision for the development of Bihar.
Nitish Kumar in Bihar assembly ahead of trust vote

Published: 26 Jul 2017, 4:35 PM IST
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