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JD(U)-RJD alliance in Bihar wins trust vote; BJP stages walkout

Altogether 160 MLAs voted in favour of the confidence motion while no vote was cast against the same

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (left) with Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav

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The newly-formed ‘Mahagathbandhan’ government in Bihar on Wednesday comfortably won the motion of confidence amid a walkout staged by MLAs of the BJP — which has been stripped of power as a result of the recent political upheaval in the state.

Deputy Speaker Maheshwar Hazari ordered a headcount upon a request by Vijay Kumar Chaudhary, the parliamentary affairs minister, who said that though a voice vote had clearly showed support of the majority, the count would “leave no room for any confusion”.

Altogether 160 MLAs voted in favour of the confidence motion while no vote was cast against

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First Published: Aug 25 2022 | 2:13 AM IST

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