Nitish Kumar oath taking ceremony: Former JDU chief Sharad Yadav expressed his unhappiness over Bihar CM Nitish Kumar decision to break away from the Mahagathbandhan and join forces with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) again, as per CNN-News18 report. Another senior JDU leader Anwar Ali, who is an MP, has also expressed his unhappiness over Nitish aligning with the BJP. Meanwhile, a floor test will be held in the Bihar Assembly on Saturday. Nitish Kumar, who has 71 MLAs JD(U), should have no problem crossing the majority mark given the NDA support that takes it over the halfway mark in the Assembly.
urthermore, the JDU president on Thurday refused to comment on Nitish Kumar forming the next government in Bihar with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led National Democratic Alliance, reported ANI. Notably, Sharad Yadav was not present at the JDU chief’s oath ceremony. Earlier, on Wednesday, Bihar witnessed political upheaval soon after Nitish Kumar resigned on Wednesday evening to protest against Tejashwi Yadav’s stubbornness to stay in the Cabinet despite being named in an FIR over the corruption charges. Nitish’s resignation came hours after RJD chief Lalu Yadav took a jibe at Nitish Kumar, saying he was aware of JDU’s growing bonhomie with the BJP.
Previously, the CBI registered a corruption case against Lalu Yadav, his wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav on allegations of awarding the tender for development, maintenance and operation of hotels in Ranchi and Puri in 2006. Since then, the BJP had been mounting pressure on Nitish to oust Tejashwi Yadav from the Cabinet.