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How Numbers Stack Up In Bihar Assembly As Nitish Kumar Returns To NDA

Nitish KUmar is more likely to return to an alliance with the BJP right this moment. (File)


Nitish Kumar right this moment resigned as Bihar Chief Minister, ending his celebration Janata Dal(United)’s two-year affiliation with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). Mr Kumar returned to an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP), which has already collected assist letters for the JD(U) chief. The BJP and JD(U) have also finalised a seat-sharing agreement for the Lok Sabha election due in three months.

Nitish Kumar had snapped ties with the BJP in 2022 and fashioned the federal government in a ‘Mahagatbandhan’ with Lalu Yadav’s RJD, the Congress, and Left events.

RJD is at the moment the single-largest celebration within the 243-member Bihar Meeting, with 79 MLAs. However even the RJD is 43 in need of the midway mark – 122.

The BJP is the second greatest celebration within the meeting with a power of 78 MLAs.

Right here is how the numbers stack up within the Bihar meeting:

RJD – 79 MLAs

BJP – 78 MLAs

JD(U) – 45

Congress – 19

CPI (M-L) – 12

Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) – 4

CPI – 2

CPI (M) – 2


Impartial MLA – 1

Can JD(U) And BJP Kind The Authorities In Bihar?

Nitish Kumar and the BJP collectively would find yourself with 123 MLAs, only one greater than the midway mark wanted to type the federal government. The BJP additionally has the assist of the Hindustani Awam Morcha, which might deliver 4 extra MLAs into the fold, making it simpler for the alliance to show majority.

BJP sources have instructed NDTV that every one the celebration’s legislators within the state have already given letters of assist to Nitish Kumar. As an alternative of Nitish Kumar stepping down as Chief Minister, the BJP had additionally really useful reshuffling the Bihar cupboard by changing RJD ministers with its personal MLAs.

What Occurs To ‘Mahagatbandhan’ If Nitish Kumar Exits?

With JD(U) breaking away from the ‘Mahagatbandhan’ coalition, they now fall brief by eight MLAs of the bulk mark. RJD chief and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav although has hinted that they’ll stake declare to type the federal government.

With the backing of Congress and the left events, the coalition would have 114 MLAs – eight in need of the midway mark.

In keeping with sources, Tejashwi Yadav instructed celebration leaders that the sport is but to start in Bihar.

“No matter remained undone in twenty years, we managed to get it executed inside a brief time- be it jobs, caste census, rising reservation, and so forth. ‘Bihar mein abhi khel hona baki hain’ (The sport is but to start in Bihar)” Mr Yadav reportedly mentioned.

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