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Bihar Floor Test Result Highlights: Kidnapping, horse-trading case lodged against RJD leaders

Bihar Floor Test Result Highlights: In the 243-strong assembly, a total of 130 members voted in favour of the Nitish Kumar government's motion of confidence.
Bihar floor test live updates: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar addresses the assembly session.
Bihar floor test live updates: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar addresses the assembly session.

Bihar Floor Test Highlights: The floor test of the Nitish Kumar-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government in Bihar concluded on Monday with Kumar securing 130 votes in favour. Before motion for trust vote was introduced, Bihar chief Nitish Kumar speaking in the assembly alleged that the RJD indulged in corrupt practices during its rule in the state, and the new NDA-led government will initiate a probe into it....Read More

Kumar, participating in the confidence motion moved by his JD(U) in the state assembly, also claimed that several communal riots occurred in Bihar during RJD's tenure. "There was no law and order. The RJD indulged in corrupt practices during its rule (before 2005)... I will get these probed,” he said.

Bihar floor test result: How many seats NDA got?

Janta Dal (United): 44/45

Bharatiya Janata Party: 78/78

Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular): 4/4

Independent: 1

Rashtriya Janata Dal: 3

Here are key highlights:

  • The RJD faced a setback within the Bihar assembly as three of its members were observed seated among the ruling party benches. RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav raised a point of order, expressing concern over party MLAs Chetan Anand, Neelam Devi, and Prahlad Yadav aligning with members of the ruling NDA just before voting on a no-confidence motion against Speaker Awadh Bihari Chaudhary.
  • The Bihar State Assembly addressed a no-confidence motion filed by the ruling NDA against Speaker Awadh Bihari Chaudhary on Monday.
  • JD(U) MLA Gopal Mandal mentioned that the party is in contact with those three MLAs, clarifying that there's no political game involved.
  • BJP MLAs were relocated to a resort in Bodh Gaya for a two-day stay and returned to Patna on Sunday evening. The party emphasized that this move was for training purposes and not due to concerns about poaching.
  • RJD MLAs have been staying at Tejashwi's residence since Saturday afternoon. Social media videos depicted them enjoying music and a bonfire. Additionally, on Sunday, Congress MLAs, who had been in Hyderabad, also arrived at Tejashwi's residence.
  • Reports surfaced claiming that JD(U) intended to transfer its MLAs to Hotel Chanakya in Patna for the night.

Follow all the updates here:
Feb 12, 2024 11:18 PM IST

Bihar Floor Test Result LIVE: ‘Nitish Kumar was always Dashrath’

Former Bihar deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav said on Monday, "I always considered Nitish Kumar as 'Dashrath' (character from the epic ‘Ramayan’). I don't know what reasons forced him to ditch the Mahagathbandhan."

Feb 12, 2024 9:59 PM IST

Bihar Floor Test Result LIVE: Faced discrimination in the party, says Rebel RJD MLA Chetan Anand

Rebel RJD MLA Chetan Anand on Monday accused the party leadership of betraying lack of confidence in legislators by insisting that they stay back at Tejashwi Yadav's house ahead of the trust vote for the Nitish Kumar government. He also alleged to have faced discrimination in the party, reported news agency PTI.

"For quite some time, my family and I have been facing discrimination in the party. It is not just about me. Even in the allocation of ministerial berths in the Mahagathbandhan government, a raw deal to Rajputs and Bhumihars was apparent," said Anand, who along with fellow RJD MLAs Neelam Devi and Prahlad Yadav voted in favour of the trust vote.

Feb 12, 2024 8:43 PM IST

Bihar floor test result LIVE: How many seaats NDA got?

Janta Dal (United): 44/45

Bharatiya Janata Party: 78/78

Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular): 4/4

Independent: 1

Rashtriya Janata Dal: 3

Feb 12, 2024 6:48 PM IST

'Opposition had said 'khela hoga' but…': says JDU MLA Leshi Singh

After the NDA government led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar won the Bihar floor test, JD-U MLA Leshi Singh took a jibe at opposition leaders by reminding them of their "khela hoga" slogans and said that the opposition did not have the numbers.

The NDA government led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday won the Bihar floor test after it secured the support of 129 MLAs who voted in favour of the NDA alliance.

"The Opposition did not have the numbers...The Opposition leaders had given a slogan "khela hoga" but they couldn't play and failed," JDU MLA Leshi Singh said on Monday.

Feb 12, 2024 6:48 PM IST

Bihar floor test result LIVE: All you need to know

Bihar floor test result LIVE: The newly formed NDA government in Bihar secured a victory in the state assembly's trust vote on Monday.

In the 243-member assembly, a total of 130 members voted in favour of the confidence motion. Deputy speaker Maheshwar Hazari presided over the voting, initially passing the motion through a voice vote.

However, after a request from parliamentary affairs minister Vijay Kumar Chaudhary, seconded by chief minister Nitish Kumar, Hazari ordered a headcount to ensure the accuracy of the results.

The opposition staged walkout.

Feb 12, 2024 4:40 PM IST

Bihar floor test result LIVE: Nitish Kumar takes ‘kama rhe the ye log’ jibe at Tejashwi Yadav

Bihar floor test result: "Kama rahe the ye log (they were making money)," CM Nitish slammed former deputy chief minister and ally Tejashwi Yadav.

Kumar said he would launch a probe against alleged corruption by RJD leaders.

"I gave them respect but was in pain when I came to know about their malpractices," he added.

Read in detail: Nitish Kumar wins floor test, takes ‘kama rhe the ye log’ jibe at Tejashwi Yadav

Feb 12, 2024 4:20 PM IST

Bihar floor test result: How many votes NDA-government got?

Bihar floor test result:

Janta Dal (United): 44/45

Bharatiya Janata Party: 78/78

Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular): 4/4

Independent: 1

Rashtriya Janata Dal: 3

Feb 12, 2024 3:51 PM IST

Bihar Floor Test Live Updates: Assembly adjourned for the day

Bihar Floor Test Live Updates: Assembly adjourned to meet again on Tuesday.

Feb 12, 2024 3:38 PM IST

Bihar Floor Test Live Updates: Nitish Kumar gets 130 votes

Bihar Floor Test Live Updates: CM Nitish Kumar gets 129 votes in his favour. The opposition didn't attend voting and staged walkout.

Feb 12, 2024 3:33 PM IST

Bihar Floor Test Live Updates: Deputy speaker asks for voting, Oppn absent

Bihar Floor Test Live Updates: Deputy CM Vijay Chaudhary says, “We would like to get voting done.” CM Nitish also endorses for voting

Feb 12, 2024 3:31 PM IST

Bihar Floor Test Live Updates: Nitish Kumar wins trust vote

Bihar Floor Test Live Updates: CM Nitish Kumar comfortably wins trust vote as Opposition stages walkout of assembly session.

Feb 12, 2024 3:28 PM IST

Bihar Floor Test Live Updates: I tried uniting everybody, says Nitish

“I tried to unite everybody but what happened... nothing.... I am back to my old place/alliance and will never leave them,” says CM Nitish.

Feb 12, 2024 3:23 PM IST

Bihar Floor Test Live Updates: Maximum communal riots took place in RJD tenure, says CM Nitish

CM Nitish attacks the 15-year rule of Lalu Yadav and Rabri Yadav. “They talked of Muslims as a vote but maximum riots took place in their tenure.”

Feb 12, 2024 3:17 PM IST

Bihar Floor Test Live Updates: Nitish Kumar starts speech

Bihar Floor Test Live Updates: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar starts his speech in the assembly.

Feb 12, 2024 3:03 PM IST

Bihar Floor Test Live Updates: Despite winning, BJP-JDU MLAs heads are hanging in shame, says Congress leader

Congress MLA Shakeel Ahmad Khan says, "...Despite winning, their (BJP-JDU) heads are hanging in shame, they have no answer to any questions...When politics is done with deceit and deception and without ideology, then this happens..."

Feb 12, 2024 2:51 PM IST

Bihar Floor Test Live Updates: Have resolved to make Bihar free of crime, says Sinha

Bihar Floor Test Live Updates: "...We have resolved to make Bihar free of crime and corruption..., says Vijay Sinha, deputy CM and BJP leader.

Feb 12, 2024 2:45 PM IST

Bihar Floor Test Live Updates: ‘RJD made its MLAs prisoners,’ says JD(U) leader KC Tyagi

"As per the latest information, the NDA has cleared the floor test (in Bihar Assembly). I want to congratulate them. The Congress created an atmosphere of fear by sending its MLAs to Hyderabad. Similarly, the RJD made its MLAs prisoners. I am glad that we have achieved the majority," says JD(U) leader KC Tyagi.

Feb 12, 2024 2:40 PM IST

Bihar Floor Test Live Updates: How no-confidence passed against speaker?

Bihar Floor Test Live Updates: RJD leader Awadh Bihari Chaudhary was removed as Bihar assembly speaker on Monday. A no-confidence motion, moved by the ruling NDA against the Speaker, garnered support from 125 MLAs, with 112 members voting against it in the 243-member assembly.

Chaudhary had declined to resign after his party lost power two weeks ago when chief minister Nitish Kumar severed ties with the 'Mahagathbandhan' and rejoined the BJP-led coalition. BJP MLA Nandkishore Yadav started the no-confidence motion against the speaker.

Feb 12, 2024 2:30 PM IST

Bihar Floor Test Live Updates: Tejashwi celebrates his birthday on a chartered plane, says deputy CM Sinha

Bihar Floor Test Live Updates: “In Bihar, 94 lakh families live under ?6,000 income and you (Tejashwi Yadav) celebrate your birthday on a chartered plane,” says deputy CM Vijay Sinha.

Feb 12, 2024 2:22 PM IST

Bihar Floor Test Live Updates: How do the numbers look?

Bihar Floor Test Live Updates: The NDA government, led by chief minister Nitish Kumar, claims to comfortably win the trust vote.

In the 243-member Bihar Assembly, the crucial number for a majority is 122.

The NDA government asserts having a majority, with 128 members backing the BJP-JD(U) alliance, while the 'Mahagathbandhan' now has a reduced strength of 114.

Feb 12, 2024 2:16 PM IST

Bihar Floor Test Live Updates: BJP was scared of 'Mahagathbandhan' govt, says Tejashwi

Bihar Floor Test Live Updates: BJP was scared of 'Mahagathbandhan' govt in Bihar, says RJD's Tejashwi Yadav in assembly.

Feb 12, 2024 2:15 PM IST

Bihar Floor Test LIVE: 'Ab aapka Bhateeja Modi ko…', says Tejashwi

Former Bihar deputy CM and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav says, "...We think of you (CM Nitish Kumar) as a member of our family. We are from the Samajwadi family...Jo aap jhanda le kar ke chale the ki Modi ko desh mein rokne hain, ab aapka Bhateeja jhanda utha kar ke Modi ko Bihar mein rokne ka kaam karega."

Feb 12, 2024 2:07 PM IST

Bihar Floor Test LIVE: ‘They made Bharat Ratna a deal,’ Tejashwi Yadav says in Bihar Assembly

Former Bihar Deputy CM and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav says, "I am happy that Karpoori Thakur got (Bharat Ratna)...They (BJP) have made Bharat Ratna a deal. Deal with us and we will give you Bharat Ratna..."

Feb 12, 2024 1:57 PM IST

Bihar News LIVE | 'We were there to support you': Tejashwi Yadav attack Nitish camp

Tejashwi Yadav says, "We will always respect CM Nitish Kumar...When you came out of Raj Bhavan after resigning, you (Nitish Kumar) said 'Mann nhi lag raha tha, hum log nachne gaane ke liye thode hai...we were there to support you..."

Feb 12, 2024 1:55 PM IST

Bihar Floor Test LIVE | ‘Flag you were carrying of stopping Modi govt…’: Tejashwi Yadav

“The flag that you were bearing of stopping Modi government, we will continue to carry it forward,” Tejashwi Yadav tells Nitish Kumar in Bihar Assembly.

Feb 12, 2024 1:48 PM IST

‘Bihar News LIVE: Will Modiji take guarantee if he will switch again?’ Tejashwi Yadav's attacks Nitish Kumar

‘Will Modiji take guarantee if he will switch again?’, asks Tejashwi Yadav's as he attacks Nitish Kumar.

Feb 12, 2024 1:41 PM IST

Bihar Floor Test LIVE | ‘What is the reason that you are sometimes here, sometimes there?’: Tejashwi Yadav to Nitish Kumar

"We don't know what were the circumstances but we know something would have happened. What is the reason that you are sometimes here, sometimes there?" Tejshwi Yadav says.

Feb 12, 2024 1:37 PM IST

Bihar News LIVE: RJD's Tejashwi Yadav takes jibe at Nitish Kumar

“We want to congratulate CM for taking an oath nine times in a row creating history, not just that, he has taken oaths thirce in single terms too,” RJD's Tejashwi Yadav takes jibe at Nitish Kumar.

Feb 12, 2024 1:27 PM IST

Bihar Floor Test LIVE: Opposition demands voting on the issue of removing the Speaker, Deputy Speaker accepts

Opposition demands voting on the issue of removing the Speaker and Deputy Speaker accepts.

Feb 12, 2024 1:16 PM IST

Bihar News LIVE: Tejashwi Yadav speaks against RJD MLAs sitting on the government's side

Former Bihar Deputy CM and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav speaks against RJD MLAs sitting on the government's side. He said, "MLAs should sit on their respective seats till the end of voting, otherwise voting will be considered invalid."

Feb 12, 2024 1:02 PM IST

Bihar Floor Test LIVE: Three RJD MLA likely to vote for ruling NDA

RJD's Chetan Anand, son of Anand Mohan and Nilam Devi, wife of Don turned politician likely to vote in favour of NDA.

Chetan Anand, Neelam Devi and Prahlad Yadav sit on the government side in the state assembly.

Feb 12, 2024 12:44 PM IST

Bihar Floor Test LIVE: Motion to remove Bihar Speaker presented in assembly

Motion to remove Bihar Speaker Awadh Bihari Choudhary presented in the State Assembly

Feb 12, 2024 12:38 PM IST

Bihar News LIVE: BJP asserts confidence in winning floor test

BJP MP Ravi Shankar Prasad said sked about floor test in Bihar Assembly, "We will surely get the majority. The BJP-JD(U) government will continue to work for the people."

BJP MP Ram Kripal Yadav said, “We will surely win it.”

Union Minister Shandilya Giriraj Singh said, "Floor test happened on the same day when Nitish Kumar was sworn in (as Bihar CM). The BJP, Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Hindustani Awam Morcha and the JD(U) are... The floor test happened on the same day, this is only a formality."

Feb 12, 2024 12:33 PM IST

Bihar Floor Test LIVE | RJD workers protest against the Bihar government: Watch

Feb 12, 2024 12:31 PM IST

Bihar News LIVE: RJD MLAs given threats, made to sit on JD(U) side in assembly

RJD Spokesperson Shakti Singh Yadav said to ANI, "Two MLAs Chetan Anand & Neelam Devi have been made to sit on the side of JDU's whip. They were given threats and whatnot...What kind of trading is this..."

Feb 12, 2024 12:20 PM IST

Bihar Floor Test LIVE: Governor's address to assembly ends

Governor Rajendra Arlekar's address to the Bihar assembly ends

Feb 12, 2024 12:02 PM IST

Bihar Governor says ‘Rule of Law’ top priority in Nitish Kumar's Government

Bihar Governor Rajendra Arlekar emphasized the paramount importance of upholding the rule of law in the state under the leadership of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

In his address to both Houses of the state legislature on the opening day of the budget session, Governor Arlekar highlighted the government's commitment to law and order, citing increased police strength as a testament to this priority.

Despite disruptions from the opposition, the governor also outlined various welfare initiatives undertaken by the government.

Feb 12, 2024 11:49 AM IST

Bihar News LIVE: Protests erupt as Bihar Governor addresses the Assembly

Protests erupt as Bihar Governor Rajendra Arlekar addresses the Assembly

Feb 12, 2024 11:42 AM IST

Bihar Floor Test LIVE: Bihar Governor Rajendra Arlekar addresses State Assembly

Bihar Governor Rajendra Arlekar addresses the State Assembly ahead of floor test, which is likely to test Nitish Kumar-led govt.

Feb 12, 2024 11:41 AM IST

Bihar News LIVE: BJP confident of winning floor test

The BJP, now back in power in Bihar following a recent alliance with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, expressed assurance on Monday that the new government would smoothly pass the trust vote. State BJP president Samrat Choudhary, also designated as a deputy CM, arrived at the assembly ahead of the trust vote, signaling confidence with a victory sign. He was joined by party colleague Vijay Kumar Sinha, who also holds the position of deputy CM.

Feb 12, 2024 11:18 AM IST

Bihar Floor Test LIVE: Speaker and RJD leader Awadh Bihari Choudhary addresses State Assembly in Patna

Bihar Assembly Speaker and RJD leader Awadh Bihari Choudhary at the State Assembly in Patna

Feb 12, 2024 11:16 AM IST

Bihar News LIVE: JD(U) MLA and RJD lawmaker begin session with verbal spat

JD(U) MLA and RJD's Birendra Prasad begin assembly session with a verbal spat.

Feb 12, 2024 11:02 AM IST

Bihar Floor Test LIVE: ‘They don't have majority,’ Bihar Congress CLP leader Dr Shakeel Ahmed Khan says

Bihar Congress CLP leader Dr Shakeel Ahmed Khan said ahead of floor test, "First they will have to remove the Speaker on the basis of majority and according to us, they do not have the majority..."

Feb 12, 2024 10:53 AM IST

Bihar News LIVE: AIMIM leader says will vote against communal forces

AIMIM MLA Akhtarul Iman speaking about the floor test said, "AIMIM's stand is clear that we will vote against communal forces..."

Feb 12, 2024 10:38 AM IST

Bihar Floor Test LIVE: Former Bihar Deputy CM & RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav arrives at state Assembly in Patna.

Former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav arrives at the state Assembly in Patna.

Former Bihar CM and Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) leader Jitan Ram Manjh also reached Bihar Assembly.

Feb 12, 2024 10:36 AM IST

Bihar LIVE: 'Khela ho gaya,' Bihar deputy CMs ahead of floor test

Bihar Deputy Chief Ministers Samrat Choudhary and Vijay Kumar Sinha reach the State Assembly in Patna ahead of the floor test. Deputy CM Samrat Choudhary said to reporters, "Khela ho gaya..."

Feb 12, 2024 10:32 AM IST

Bihar news LIVE: Tejashwi Yadav departs from his residence for Bihar Vidhan Sabha ahead of floor test

Tejashwi Yadav, former Deputy CM of Bihar, departs from his residence en route to the Bihar Vidhan Sabha ahead of the floor test.

Feb 12, 2024 10:31 AM IST

Bihar Floor Test: Bihar CM and JDU national president Nitish Kumar arrives at State Assembly

Bihar CM and JDU national president Nitish Kumar arrives at the Bihar Assembly in Patna

Feb 12, 2024 10:27 AM IST

Bihar News LIVE | Watch: Bihar minister Vijay Kumar Chaudhary arrives at Assembly ahead of floor test

Feb 12, 2024 10:21 AM IST

Bihar Floor Test LIVE: JD(U) leader says majority will be in favour of NDA

JDU leader Neeraj Kumar said, "Majority will be in favour of NDA. No-confidence motion will be brought against the Speaker and he will have to leave the chair and the Deputy Speaker will preside over it..."

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