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Bihar floor test: Nitish Kumar moves confidence motion, trust vote underway

Kumar, 66, was sworn in yesterday, returning to the National Democratic Alliance after four years

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

Nitish Kumar
Nitish Kumar

on Friday moved a confidence motion in the Assembly to prove the majority of his new

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, the son of Yadav, spoke first on the confidence motion and launched a scathing attack against Kumar for dumping the Grand Alliance


RJD MLAs protested in the portico of Assembly, signalling their aggressive mood ahead of the vote.

Live telecast of House proceedings is prohibited and reporters not allowed to use their mobile phones inside.

Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi had asked the chief minister yesterday to seek a confidence vote within two days of his swearing in.

Kumar, 66, was sworn in yesterday, returning to the Democratic Alliance after four years.

The alliance had submitted a list of 132 MLAs to the governor. These include 71 of JD(U), 53, RLSP two, LJP two, HAM one and three independents.

In the 243-member Assembly, the RJD has 80 MLAs, the 27 and the CPI-ML has three.

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