In a significant development at the Bihar Legislative Assembly on Monday, the JD(U)-led government, under the leadership of Nitish Kumar, secured a vote of confidence. A total of 129 legislators voted in favor, while the opposition received zero votes. Prior to this, a proposal to remove the current Assembly Speaker, Avadh Bihari Choudhary, was passed with a clear majority. The motion of no confidence against the present Speaker was brought forth by BJP’s Nand Kishor Yadav and HAM’s Jitan Ram Manjhi, garnering 125 votes in support and 112 against. As a result, the position of the Bihar Legislative Assembly Speaker is now vacant.
There are indications that BJP legislator Nand Kishor Yadav might become the new Speaker, as he is set to file his nomination on Tuesday at 10:30 AM.
BJP’s Return to the Speaker’s Role
Once again, the BJP has clinched the position of the Bihar Legislative Assembly Speaker in the NDA government. In the previous NDA tenure, BJP’s Vijay Kumar Sinha served as the Speaker, and this time he has been appointed as the Deputy Chief Minister. The decision to appoint BJP legislator Nand Kishor Yadav as the Speaker of the Bihar Legislative Assembly has been finalized.
Nand Kishor Yadav: Profile
Born on August 26, 1953, Nand Kishor Yadav’s father was the late Panna Lal Yadav, and his mother was the late Rajkumari Yadav. Nand Kishor hails from Golakpur ( mahendru ) in Patna, where the current Patna Law College hostel is located. He actively entered politics during his student life, being associated with the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad.
Having won elections seven times from the Patna Sahib constituency, Nand Kishor Yadav has had a long political career. He has previously held the position of Minister of Public Works in the Bihar government and has also served as the Health Minister and Tourism Minister. In addition to his political roles, he has been associated with various leadership positions within the BJP at both the state and district levels.
First Victory in 1978
Nand Kishor Yadav won his first election in 1978 as a Patna Municipal Corporation councilor. Subsequently, in 1982, he became the Deputy Mayor of Patna. In 1983, he was appointed as the Mayor of Patna, and in 1990, he assumed the role of the State President of BJP’s Youth Wing. In 1995, Nand Kishor Yadav contested and won the legislative assembly elections from the eastern Patna constituency, marking his entry into the state assembly.