Bihar Floor Test Live Updates: Floor test of Nitish Kumar led NDA government is going to be held in Bihar today. Before this floor test, there is intense political turmoil in the state. Where BJP and JDU have said that sufficient numerical strength is present to prove the trust vote. At the same time, Lalu Prasad-led Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has claimed that RJD’s Operation Lantern will outweigh BJP’s Operation Lotus.
- JDU leader Vijay Kumar Chaudhary has warned the Speaker to resign honorably or be prepared to be removed from the post. Vijay Chaudhary said that NDA has enough MLAs for the floor test.
- Bihar Assembly Speaker Awadh Bihari Chaudhary has reached the Assembly ahead of the floor test of the NDA government led by CM Nitish Kumar. Security has been increased outside the assembly. SSP Rajeev Mishra said that it is the first day of the assembly session, hence security has been increased. We have nothing to do with what happens inside the House.
- BJP was successful in contacting two MLAs, but one could not be traced. Bhagirathi Devi and Rashmi Verma instructed to stay during floor test; Mishrilal Yadav still could not be contacted.
- The assembly proceedings are scheduled to begin at 11 am. Nitish government will prove majority after the Governor’s address to the joint session at 11:30 am.
- changes in political dynamics; Claims are being raised that RJD MLAs including Harishankar Yadav and Bahubali Anant Singh’s wife Neelam Devi are out of touch.
- RJD’s Mrityunjay Tiwari made his temporary appearance before the floor test, claiming that the Nitish government "ventilator" But it is.
- JDU is confident and claiming that their government will complete its tenure under the leadership of CM Nitish Kumar.
Shahnawaz said – BJP will win in the floor test
BJP’s Shahnawaz Hussain predicted majority for NDA government in the floor test. He said that the MLAs of opposition parties are outside the state while our MLAs are in Bihar only. Regarding police going to Tejashwi Yadav’s house, Shahnawaz Hussain said that the family members of an MLA had complained that he was being kept hostage at Tejashwi’s residence. This was the reason why the police was sent to Tejashwi’s residence.
RJD claimed: Police surrounded Tejashwi’s residence
RJD claimed late last night that Nitish Kumar’s government has deployed thousands of police to surround the residence of RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav due to fear of losing power. Tejaswi’s residence has been surrounded. The police have tried to carry out some untoward incident with the MLAs by entering inside Tejashwi’s residence by any means. Janata Dal gave this information by posting from its official social media platform X handle.
Congress MLA returned to Bihar
Before the floor test in Bihar, Congress had sent its MLAs to Hyderabad fearing a split in the party. All 16 Congress MLAs returned to Patna late Sunday night. These MLAs claimed that the Grand Alliance will stake claim to form the government in the Assembly. Nitish Kumar will not even be able to face the House. Bihar Congress President Akhilesh Singh said that now the Grand Alliance will stake claim to form the government.
Police had reached Tejashwi Yadav’s house
Chetan Anand, son of powerful leader Anand Mohan and other RJD MLAs, were detained at Tejashwi Yadav’s residence. After the complaint of Anand Mohan’s family, the police intervened in this matter. Police reached Tejashwi Yadav’s house to trace Chetan Anand. Chetan Anand claimed that he is staying on his own will. Shortly after this, Chetan Anand left Tejashwi’s residence.
News of missing MLAs
Alleging possible political maneuvering, RJD said a ‘game’ is going on. Meanwhile, late night news came that 5 JDU MLAs and 3 BJP MLAs were out of contact. The news of the disappearance of first 6 and then 8 MLAs had increased the commotion. Meanwhile, it was also said that Hindustani Awam Morcha supremo Jitan Ram Manjhi, who is part of the NDA, also did not answer the call.
Who has how many MLAs in Bihar?
NDA has 128 seats in Bihar Assembly, crossing the majority mark of 122. This includes BJP (78 seats), JDU (45 seats), HAM (4 seats) and an independent MLA Sumit Singh. The NDA alliance has to strengthen its position against the opposition’s 114 MLAs, which include 79 from RJD, 19 from Congress, 12 from CPI(ML) and 2 each from CPI(M) and CPI. There are total 243 seats in Bihar Assembly.