With JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar sworn in as Chief Minister with RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav as his deputy, all eyes at the moment are on the cupboard growth in Bihar.
Stories mentioned an in-principle settlement has been reached concerning the composition of the brand new cupboard, which is prone to have 35 members or extra, drawn from Kumar’s JD(U), the RJD and the Congress.
Kumar, who’s being recommended by opposition events for becoming a member of the anti-BJP camp, additionally had a telephonic speak with Congress president Sonia Gandhi over the political state of affairs.
In response to broader contours of the ability sharing method, the RJD could have the biggest variety of ministers, in recognition of the truth that it has a better variety of MLAs.
The JD(U) is prone to have 13 ministers, the RJD has settled for 16, a PTI report quoted sources as saying, including that the Congress will likely be given 4 berths, whereas former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi’s HAM could have one member within the cupboard.
A broad understanding is claimed to have been reached among the many alliance companions on the names, barring the Congress, which wants the identical to be permitted by the social gathering excessive command in Delhi.
The JD(U) is prone to reinstate as lots of its ministers as potential from the earlier cupboard, which was disbanded on Tuesday evening vide a notification issued by the chief secretary.
The in-principle resolution handy over BJP’s portfolios to RJD implies that it’s going to get some key ones like well being and highway building division, the supply informed PTI.
Commenting on the political developments, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma mentioned that whereas he has modified his political social gathering too, Nitish Kumar was a ‘margdarshak’ (chief) for many who wished to alter their social gathering each six months.
“However how are you going to assure that Nitish Kumar is not going to once more exit of that coalition after six months or eight months? As a result of he’s essentially the most unpredictable particular person. We now have additionally modified political social gathering, however we’ve not modified like him. So, he’s a margdarshak for everyone who needs to alter social gathering in each six month,” he mentioned, in line with stories.
The 2024 Rout
The political developments in Bihar have dramatically modified the 2024 Lok Sabha polls situation, particularly for BJP), Swaraj India Social gathering president Yogendra Yadav has mentioned. He additionally mentioned the Nationwide Democratic Alliance (NDA) has change into defunct as many allies of the BJP have abandoned the saffron social gathering one after one other.
“The developments in Bihar have dramatically modified the political situation for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, particularly for the BJP. Now we are able to formally announce the dying of the Nationwide Democratic Alliance (NDA) because the BJP’s many allies have abandoned the social gathering one after one other,” Yadav informed PTI.
“Earlier it was mentioned that BJP’s dominance will proceed within the subsequent Lok Sabha elections additionally, however the political developments in Bihar have put an finish to those talks,” he mentioned. Yadav mentioned the BJP must wrestle laborious to win even 5 seats in Bihar in 2024.
Quickly after the swearing in ceremony, Nitish Kumar dismissed rumours that he could now eye the Prime Ministerial race within the subsequent normal election, asserted the Modi-led NDA authorities on the Centre does have to “fear” about its prospects within the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
They need to keep in mind 2014 (when BJP stormed to energy on the centre) is previous. They should fear (chinta karni chahiye’) about 2024, Kumar mentioned.
Opposition Sees New Hope
A number of opposition leaders who known as it a payback for engineering the autumn of the Maha Vikas Aghadi authorities in Maharashtra and a “well timed effort” to forge unity amongst secular forces.
Congress normal secretary Jairam Ramesh mentioned Bihar was no “Operation Lotus”. “No money caught. No ED raids. No Assam CM. No resort journey. All finished in attribute Bihar type, civilised & low-cost. CM will get help of largest social gathering and others. In Maharashtra, BJP engineered defections. In Bihar, BJP was rejected and ejected,” he mentioned in a tweet.
Supporting Kumar’s resolution to snap ties with the BJP, NCP chief Sharad Pawar accused the Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP) of ending off its regional allies progressively.
Talking to reporters in Baramati city of Maharashtra’s Pune district, Pawar claimed the BJP was planning about weaken the Shiv Sena and create a division within the social gathering.
The Maha Vikas Aghadi authorities comprising the Shiv Sena, the Nationalist Congress Social gathering and the Congress was introduced down and was changed by a authorities of the Shiv Sena breakaway faction led by Eknath Shinde and the BJP.
A number of Opposition leaders hailed Kumar taking oath as chief minister for the eighth time to move a Mahagathbandan authorities for a second time. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Ok Stalin mentioned that the revival of the grand alliance in Bihar strengthened secular and democratic forces within the nation.
“Heartiest needs to Thiru @NitishKumar and my brother @yadavtejashwi on taking oath because the CM & Dy CM of Bihar respectively. The return of the Grand Alliance in Bihar is a well timed effort within the unity of secular and democratic forces of the nation,” he mentioned.
Samajwadi Social gathering president Akhilesh Yadav congratulated Kumar and Tejashwi Yadav on taking on as Bihar’s chief minister and deputy chief minister, respectively.
Hailing the event in Bihar, Trinamool Congress MP Shatrughan Sinha mentioned Kumar stands within the “entrance row” of the opposition camp together with Mamata Banerjee and others to finish the “Modi raj” within the nation within the 2024 parliamentary election. Sinha mentioned the JD(U) chief has given the BJP a style of its personal drugs after it dislodged governments of opposition events in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
PDP president Mehbooba Mufti mentioned the JD(U)-RJD alliance in Bihar shouldn’t be restricted to authorities formation however change into a real begin to convey collectively secular and democratic forces within the nation.
Kumar’s JD(U) asserted that it was not frightened of ED and CBI following its break-up with the BJP, which guidelines the Centre.
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