Bihar: First cabinet meeting of new NDA govt to be held; CM Nitish Kumar will chair the meeting
In Bihar, the first cabinet meeting of the new NDA government will be held today. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will chair the meeting. Sources said during the meeting the cabinet will approve the proposal of a revised programme for the budget session of both the Houses of Bihar Legislature. Earlier the session was scheduled to begin from the 5th of February.
After the change of regime in the state several other political developments will take place as BJP and JD(U) have realigned.
MLAs of NDA have given notice to the secretary of the Bihar Assembly against incumbent Speaker Awadh Bihari Choudhary. Mr. Choudhary is a member of the opposition RJD. The NDA has the support of 128 members in the House, whereas the RJD-led opposition has the support of 114 in the 243 members Bihar Assembly. One member of AIMIM is not with any segment.
In the changed political scenario, the incumbent Speaker of the Bihar Assembly Awadh Bihari Choudhary has to resign, as the next Speaker will be from NDA. If Mr. Choudhary denies leaving the post the ruling coalition of NDA will move a confidence motion to remove him.
With the notice given against Mr. Choudhary, the ruling coalition has cleared its intentions. With the return of Nitish Kumar to NDA the BJP has also consolidated its allies like Hindustani Awam Morcha, Lok Jan Shakti Party ( Ramvilas), and Upendra Kushwaha-led Rashtriya Lok Janta Dal. These all are opponents of Nitish Kumar. On the other hand with new political developments, the strength of the I N D I A bloc has depleted in Bihar.