Nitish Kumar’s “Grand Alliance” to prove majority in the assembly on August 24

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by Malavika Suresh

Nitish Kumar of the Janata Dal (United), JD(U), who has been sworn in as the chief minister of Bihar for the eighth time and is ready to serve his fifth term. His “Grand Alliance” or the “Mahagathbandhan” will face a floor test to confirm his party’s majority in the assembly on August 24, 2022.

Following the announcement of a new “Grand Alliance” with Tejashwi Yadav of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), he also took the oath as Deputy Chief Minister. On August 9, 2022, Kumar ended his association with the BJP and later on submitted his resignation.

The Assembly session scheduled for August 24 to seek a trust vote was postponed because speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha refused to resign, urging the ruling alliance to move a no-confidence motion against him. Nitish Kumar and Tejaswi Yadav decided in their first cabinet meeting after taking oaths to summon the Bihar assembly session on August 24 to seek trust vote. In response to this, the speaker told reporters that he will not make any public statements until he is in this position.

Nitish Kumar asserted that he would form a new government with the support of the opposition “Grand Alliance”. He had earlier claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was trying to break the JD(U). Kumar also stated that the decision to leave the BJP alliance was made by the party.

Nitish Kumar asserted that he would form a new government with the support of the opposition “Grand Alliance”. He had earlier claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was trying to break the JD(U). Kumar also stated that the decision to leave the BJP alliance was made by the party.

Kumar also made the following remarks at Prime Minister Narendra Modi: “Those who came to power in 2014, will they be victorious in 2024? I would like all to be united for 2024. I am not a contender for any such post”.