5 of seven MLAs of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) in Manipur joined the ruling BJP on Friday, an announcement from the state meeting mentioned, weeks after he broke off an alliance with the celebration for the second time in 9 years.
The assertion signed by Manipur Meeting Secretary Ok Meghajit Singh mentioned that the Speaker was happy to simply accept the merger of 5 JDU MLAs with the BJP. For the reason that variety of MLAs who switched sides was better than two thirds of the entire, their change shall be thought of legitimate.
That is the second time the BJP focused Nitish Kumar celebration’s legislators within the northeast. In 2020, six of seven JDU legislators had joined the BJP in Arunachal Pradesh and final week the lone MLA additionally merged in BJP.
The JDU had received six of the 38 constituencies it had contested within the meeting elections held in March this 12 months. The MLAs who joined the BJP are Kh Joykishan, N Sanate, Md Achab Uddin, former DGP L M Khaute and Thangjam Arunkumar.
Mr Khaute and Mr Arunkumar had beforehand sought to contest the meeting polls for the BJP, however joined the JDU after being turned down by the celebration.
The transfer by the MLAs comes weeks after Nitish Kumar dumped the BJP and joined forces with Tejashwi Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal, the Congress and different events, displacing the BJP from the co-pilot’s seat in Bihar.