Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s newly formed government secured a vote of confidence in the Legislative Assembly on Monday, with 129 legislators supporting the motion during the voting. Opposition members remained absent during the proceedings. Interestingly, three members from the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), namely Chetan Anand, Prahlad Yadav, and Neelam Devi, voted in favor of the government.
During the confidence vote, Nitish Kumar took a swipe at Tejashwi Yadav, alleging that when the RJD was in power, they respected Tejashwi and his party members. However, later it was revealed that they were involved in corruption. Kumar emphasized that such incidents never occurred during his tenure, accusing the RJD of misdeeds, particularly in the education department.
Addressing the assembly, Kumar highlighted the continuous development efforts undertaken since 2005, refuting claims against his government. He criticized Tejashwi Yadav’s family, stating that even if they had a 15-year opportunity to work, Bihar lacked basic infrastructure and communal harmony before his administration took charge.
Reflecting on pre-2005 history, the Chief Minister asserted that his government initiated prompt action for the upliftment of every social class. He mentioned the transformation in women’s education, with girls now attending school until midnight and receiving educational opportunities beyond the fifth grade. Kumar underscored his commitment to Bihar’s progress and challenged opposition claims about their contributions.
In a final remark, Kumar questioned the opposition’s commitment to their “seven resolves” when they were not actively working. He asserted that his dedication to Bihar’s development was unwavering, emphasizing the positive impact of his government’s initiatives.