Decks had been cleared right now for the formation of a brand new authorities in Bihar with Nitish Kumar, who is about to return because the chief minister, handing over to Governor Phagu Chauhan the resignation of his ministry and the advice to dissolve the state meeting, officers mentioned.
The governor accepted the resignation and requested Mr Kumar to proceed because the caretaker chief minister until the brand new NDA authorities is sworn in.
Earlier, leaders all of the 4 constituents of the NDA — JD(U), BJP, HAM and Vikassheel Insaan Social gathering — had met informally at 1, Anney Marg, the Chief Minister’s official residence, the place it was determined that every one the newly elected NDA MLAs will meet on Sunday and formally elect Mr Kumar as their chief.
“The assembly will begin at 12:30 pm on Sunday, November 15 the place all additional choices shall be taken,” Mr Kumar mentioned.
He had additionally mentioned the present state cupboard shall be holding its final assembly within the night the place a call on the dissolution of the meeting, the tenure of which expires on November 29, shall be taken.
“These formalities must be accomplished earlier than the formation of a brand new authorities. The cupboard’s suggestions shall be forwarded to the governor whose nod shall be adopted by different steps resulting in the formation of a brand new authorities,” Mr Kumar added.
On the cupboard assembly, which lasted barely 10 minutes, the chief minister thanked all his cupboard colleagues for his or her cooperation, mentioned Rana Randhir, a BJP chief who held the cooperatives portfolio within the dissolved cupboard and has returned because the MLA from Madhuban.
Regardless of the BJP rising as the most important social gathering within the ruling alliance with 74 seats, 31 greater than the JD(U), the highest management of the saffron social gathering, together with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has emphatically endorsed Kumar as the subsequent chief minister.
He was declared the ruling coalition’s chief ministerial candidate a lot earlier than the election course of had began.
Knowledgeable sources additionally mentioned points mentioned on the casual assembly of NDA leaders included the illustration of every constituent within the new cupboard and election of the meeting Speaker.
Hypothesis is rife that the BJP would possibly push for an EBC or a Dalit as a Deputy CM although it was not clear whether or not the insistence was on changing veteran chief Sushil Kumar Modi, who has been holding the put up for probably the most half since 2005, or replicating the experiment in adjoining Uttar Pradesh the place two leaders share the put up.
One of many names doing the rounds for the Deputy CM’s put up is that of Kameshwar Chaupal, a Dalit who was famously chosen for laying the muse stone on the Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya within the 1990s.
Supporters of Mr Chaupal, a member of the legislative council, lent credence to speculations as they had been seen chanting slogans to the impact on the streets of town.
In the meantime, the NDA which has three extra MLAs than the magic determine of 122, acquired a shot within the arm when Impartial legislator from Chakai Sumit Singh met the chief minister and prolonged help. Mr Singh is the son of Narendra Singh, a former state minister and Rajput chief from Jamui district.
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