As Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is expected to resign, Deputy Chief Minister and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav has called an emergency meeting at his official residence. The meeting, attended by Bihar Assembly Speaker Awadh Bihari Chaudhary, suggests that Tejashwi Yadav may be strategizing to prevent Nitish Kumar from becoming chief minister again with the support of the BJP and HAMS.
The number game in Bihar is crucial, as the Assembly Speaker is expected to ask Nitish to prove his majority in the House. The JD-U, led by Nitish Kumar, has 45 MLAs, the BJP has 78, and HAMS has four, totaling 127 for the NDA. In contrast, the RJD has 79 MLAs, the Congress has 19, and Left parties have 16, totaling 114 in the Mahagathbandhan. The majority required to form the government in Bihar is 122.
Lalu Prasad Yadav has attempted to contact Nitish Kumar multiple times, and Shivanand Tiwari, RJD vice-president, also called Nitish to request a meeting. However, Nitish Kumar has not provided a time for a meeting yet. Shivanand Tiwari expressed dissatisfaction with Nitish Kumar's attitude and questioned how he would be remembered in history.
(With Agency Inputs)