Bihar Legislative Assembly's budget session witnessed a flurry of political maneuvers as parties positioned themselves for the crucial vote of confidence in the newly formed Nitish Kumar government. Addressing the motion of trust vote, former Deputy CM and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav raised doubts, questioning whether PM Modi would guarantee that Nitish Kumar wouldn't "switch" sides again.
Ahead of the trust vote, the Bihar Assembly witnessed a dramatic development as Speaker Awadh Bihari Choudhary, representing RJD, was removed from his position through a voice vote. Deputy Speaker Maheshwar Hazari, of JD(U), supervised the floor test, which saw 125 MLAs voting in favor of the speaker's removal, against 112 who opposed it.
During the trust vote discussion, Tejashwi Yadav took aim at Nitish Kumar, sarcastically congratulating him for assuming the Chief Minister's office for the ninth time. "I have never seen someone taking oath as CM thrice in one single term," Tejashwi said.
Hitting out at Nitish Kumar for switching sides, syaing no one knows what his compulsions are. "People of Bihar want to know the reason for his constant switching," Tejashwi Yadav said.
Mounting an attack against the NDA, Tejashwi Yadav said, "BJP people talk about Moid's guarantee. Tell me if Modi ji will give guarantee that Nitish Kumar will not do palti (switch) again?"