A day after Janata Dal United (JD(U)) chief Nitish Kumar orchestrated one of the biggest political slugfest in Bihar, the former state chief minister is all set to be sworn in as National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) Chief Minister today at 10 AM after he submitted a list of 132 supporting MLAs to Governor KN Tripathi on Wednesday.
Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Sushil Modi will be sworn in as Bihar’s deputy chief minister.
The newly formed government will be given a day’s time to prove their majority as the floor test is scheduled to take place tomorrow.
The news was confirmed after BJP’s Sushil Modi tweeted a picture of himself and Nitish Kumar, leaving the Governor’s residence after receiving an invitation to form the next government of Bihar.
On Wednesday evening, Bihar was caught up in one of the biggest political turmoil after CM Nitish Kumar had resigned from his post. The resignation came in after the ‘mahagathbandhan’ partner, Lalu Prasad Yadav ruled out the resignation of his son Tejashwi Yadav who currently faces corruption charges.
The resignation which came in after fight with ‘corruption’ drew praises from Prime Minister Naresndra Modi.
भ्रष्टाचार के ख़िलाफ़ लड़ाई में जुड़ने के लिए नीतीश कुमार जी को बहुत-बहुत बधाई।
सवा सौ करोड़ नागरिक ईमानदारी का स्वागत और समर्थन कर रहे हैं
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 26, 2017
Following the reports that the Governor has given nod to NDA and Nitish Kumar’s government, Tejashwi Yadav had led a protest to Raj Bhawan.
Taking to his twitter handle, Tejaswi Yadav tweeted, “Governor gave us time of 11AM and now suddenly has asked NDA for oath ceremony at 10AM. Why so much hurry & rush Mr. Honest & Moral?”
Governor gv us time of 11AM and now suddenly has asked NDA for oath ceremony at 10AM. Why so much hurry & rush Mr. Honest & Moral?
— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) July 26, 2017
Joining the league of criticism for Nitish Kumar’s move and Guv’s act, RJD handle tweeted, “A Governor should act as custodian of constitution, not as Centre’s stooge. He can’t ignore single largest party & largest pre-poll alliance.”
The sudden end of the two-year Bihar alliance will considerably wind the attempt of the opposition to build a party front that is hoping to stop Prime Minister Narendra Modi from winning a second term in upcoming 2019 elections.