PTC News Desk: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar successfully obtained a vote of confidence in the state assembly on Monday. Just before the confidence vote, the opposition led by the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) walked out of the house. Janata Dal (United) leader accused Tejashwi Yadav's party of corruption, alleging that "they were minting money."
With the opposition absent, Kumar initially demonstrated his majority through a voice vote. However, he insisted on a manual vote later. Ultimately, he secured the confidence vote with 129 votes in favor and none against his government. Nitish Kumar, who recently parted ways with the RJD and allied with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), launched a scathing attack on Tejashwi Yadav's parents, Lalu Yadav and Rabri Devi.
"Before this, his father and mother got the chance to work, what happened in Bihar then? Would anybody dare to go out at night at that time? Was there any road?" he emotionally stated.
"They were making money," he insinuated, referring to former deputy chief minister and ally Tejashwi Yadav.
Kumar announced plans to investigate alleged corruption by RJD leaders. "I respected them, but it pained me when I learned about their malpractices," he emphasized.
Nitish Kumar reaffirmed his commitment to his alliance with the BJP, stating that he is back where he belongs and will never leave them.
Regarding the INDIA bloc, he expressed disappointment in his efforts to bring all parties together. He also accused RJD leaders of attempting to take credit for the work of the JD(U).
(Inputs from agencies)