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BJP remains a complaining ally, but cannot do without Nitish Kumar

The number of MLAs in the ruling coalition is 127 -- BJP: 77, JD(U): 45, HAM (Secular): 4, and Vikassheel Insaan Party: 1. Also, it has the support of one independent MLA, who is a minister

Nitish Kumar

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Shikha Shalini New Delhi
Ram Surat Rai, who belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and is a minister in Bihar, last month publicly called out the chief minister’s office (CMO) over transfers and postings in the revenue and land reform departments.

The minister’s order, sanctioning the removal and posting of more than 150 circle officers and assistant settlement officers, was overturned by the CM’s secretariat.

This incident is just one example of the raging discord in the government. Following the Agnipath protests in the state, the two allies -- the BJP and Janata Dal (United), or JD(U) -- have been hurling allegations against

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First Published: Jul 31 2022 | 9:14 AM IST

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