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JD(U) parted away from NDA after breaking its Alliance

JD(U) dumped BJP in Bihar after breaking its alliance from NDA after 17 years. Nitish Kumar will seek Vote of Confidence in the sate Cabinet on 19 June 2013.

Jun 18, 2013 13:46 IST
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Nitish KumarJanta Dal United (JD(U)) on 16 June 2013 broke away its 17 year old alliance with National Democratic Allaince (NDA) in Bihar. The announcement of breakup of the alliance was made at Patna by the JD(U) President Sharad Yadav and Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar.   

Before the break-up of BJP-JD(U) alliance in Bihar, the Nitish Kumar led State Government was in power in the state for past eight years, since November 2005.

After the split, Nitish Kumar asked the Governor of Bihar, DY Patil to call the special session and recommended him to remove the 11 BJP Ministers from his Cabinet. The Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar will seek a vote of confidence in the state at a special session of the State Assembly on 19 June 2013.

In the 243-member assembly of Bihar, the JD(U) have 118 MLAs and BJP have 91 MLAs. JD (U) just needs four MLAs to form a majority. Independents and others account for 6 MLAs. The main Opposition RJD has 22 MLAs and Congress have four.

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The decision of JD(U) came up after BJP failed to assure the party that Narendra Modi will not be promoted as the Prime Ministerial candidate of NDA in future.

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