Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to undergo floor test on July 28
Patna: Nitish Kumar, who returned as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the sixth time in history with support of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), will seek trust vote in the state assembly on Friday, said Brajesh Mehrotra, Principal Secretary, Cabinet Coordination department of Bihar government.
Earlier it was being said that Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi had given two-day time to Nitish Kumar to prove majority till Saturday.
"A one-day special session of the Bihar Assembly has been convened tomorrow in which the new government will seek trust vote," said Mehrotra.
Mehrotra further informed that in a brief meeting of the state Cabinet comprising CM Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi, two agendas have been chosen for the special session.
The first agenda was to scrap the decision of the previous grand alliance government in which it called for a five-day Monsoon Session of both the Houses from July 28 to August 3.
"The second agenda was to convene a one-day special session of the assembly tomorrow to take up the trust vote," he said.
Bihar Governor has asked the CM to take the trust vote within two days of swearing-in.
Currently, Nitish Kumar has support of 132 MLAs including 71 members of Janata Dal-United (JD-U), 53 MLAs of BJP, two of RLSP, two of LJP, one of HAM and three Independent MLAs.
It may be mentioned that in the 243-member Bihar Assembly, 122 is the magic figure.