Amit Shah predicted early elections in Bihar! Can Nitish Kumar’s government fall, know the figures

Amit Shah Bihar Visit: Union Home Minister Amit Shah visited Bihar on Saturday (16 September). Addressing the party’s rally at Jhanjharpur in Madhubani district here, the senior BJP leader predicted early elections in Bihar. He also took a dig at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. 

Amit Shah said, "I am familiar with all the problems on the border of Bihar (infiltration, land grabbing, illegal trade). I assure you that elections will be held in Bihar soon and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government will be formed here under the leadership of PM Modi." With this claim of the Union Home Minister, it is important to know whether there is any threat to Nitish Kumar’s government and what is the situation of Bihar Assembly at this time. 

Equation of Bihar Assembly

122 seats are mandatory to form the government in the 243-member Bihar Assembly. At present, there is a grand alliance government in the state which includes Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Janata Dal United (JDU), Congress, Communist Party of India (CPI), CPI (Marxist-Leninist), Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPIM). . 

The grand alliance has a total of 160 seats which includes 79 of RJD, 45 of JDU, 19 of Congress, 12 of CPI Marxist-Leninist, 2 each of CPI and CPIM and one independent MLA. 

< p style="text-align: justify;">Is the Grand Alliance government in danger?

Among the opposition parties in the state, BJP has 78 seats, Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) has 4 seats. AIMIM has one seat. If we look at the current equation of the Assembly, there does not appear to be any threat to the Nitish government. Although no one knows what will happen in politics, but at present the Grand Alliance government is safe. 

Nitish Kumar had left NDA

The last assembly elections in Bihar were held in the year 2020 in which Nitish Kumar was with the BJP-led NDA. After victory in the elections, NDA government was formed and Nitish Kumar was elected Chief Minister. However, in August last year, Nitish Kumar’s party separated from the NDA and joined the Grand Alliance. After which a grand alliance government was formed in Bihar under the leadership of Nitish Kumar. The next elections in the state are to be held in the year 2025. 

Amit Shah’s taunt on the Chief Minister

The Union Home Minister also took a dig at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in the rally on Saturday and said, "The incidents of kidnapping, firing, looting, murder of journalists and Dalits are increasing in Bihar. This selfish alliance that has been formed is going to take Bihar again in the direction of Jungle Raj. Lalu Yadav has become active again, Nitish Kumar has become inactive, so you can understand how Bihar will run." 

Nitish Kumar hit back

Nitish Kumar also hit back at Amit Shah’s statement. They said, "Amit Shah says anything. We do not pay attention to anything said by those people. Do they have any idea about how much development is taking place in Bihar and what is happening in the country? Many parties are uniting, so they are nervous." 

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