Four BJP MPs to vote against JD(U) government in Bihar
Even though Nitish Kumar has managed to foil the alleged coup bid of BJP in Bihar, the Opposition is not willing to give a walkover to Jitan Ram Manjhi government during the floor test scheduled on Friday. All BJP legislators who have become Members of Parliament after winning in the Lok Sabha poll will cast their vote against the JD (U)-led government.
It is pertinent to mention here that during the vote of confidence of Atal Bihari Vaypayee-led NDA government in 1998, Giridhar Gamang had voted against the NDA government while being the chief minister of Odisha as he had not resigned from the Lok Sabha. It was the Gamang’s vote that had made a difference and Vajpayee government was voted out in just 13 days.
Four members of the state legislative assembly, who have successfully contested the just concluded Lok Sabha poll, have not resigned from the state assembly and will vote against the government during the floor test. The four MLAs who have become MPs are Ashwini Choubey from Buxar, Nityanand Rai from Ujiarpur, Janardan Singh Sigriwal from Maharajganj and Satish Dubey from Valmiki Nagar. Among the legislative council members, it’s Giriraj Singh who has secured his win after defeating RJD candidate from Nawada parliamentary constituency.
Notably, after taking oath as the first Dalit chief minister of the state on Tuesday, Jitan Ram Manjhi was told to prove majority of his government on Friday.