Nitish Kumar wins Bihar floor test

Patna: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Monday proved his majority in the state assembly after winning the trust vote. Minutes before the vote of confidence, however, the RJD-led Opposition walked out of the house. The Janata Dal (United) chief accused Tejashwi Yadav’s party of corruption, claiming “they were minting money”.

In the absence of the Opposition, Kumar first proved his majority by voice vote. However, later, he insisted on manual voting. He won the vote of confidence with 130 votes in favour against none in opposition to his government.

Nitish Kumar, who dumped ally RJD and joined hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party last month, attacked Tejashwi Yadav’s parents Lalu Yadav and Rabri Devi.

“Before this, his father and mother got the chance to work, what happened in Bihar then? Would anybody dare to go out at night at that time? Was there any road?,” he said in his emotive speech.

“Kama rahe the ye log (they were making money),” he said, hinting at former deputy chief minister and ally Tejashwi Yadav.

Kumar said he would launch a probe against alleged corruption by RJD leaders.

“I gave them respect but was in pain when I came to know about their malpractices,” he added.

Nitish Kumar further said he is back to his old place and the alliance, and he will never leave them.

Referring to the INDIA bloc, he said he tried to bring every party together but to no avail.

He also claimed RJD leaders were trying to take the credit for JD(U)’s work.

Sunil Kumar Dhangadamajhi

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