Published On : Mon, Jul 31st, 2017

RJD plea against Nitish govt dismissed, Sushil Kumar takes charges as Dy CM

Sushil Kumar Modi takes charge as the Deputy CM of Bihar, even as the Patna High Court dismissed two petitions challenging the formation of a new government by Nitish Kumar’s JD-U along with the BJP.

Sushil Kumar Modi, said that development is the main priority of the new government. “We will also continue our fight against corruption. No one will be spared. We will take Bihar towards development with the same pace with which it was progressing in the seven years of NDA rule.

The Nitish Kumar government on Friday won the crucial floor test in the Bihar assembly, securing 131 votes against the oppositions 108.

Four members in the 243-member house could not vote, reducing the total strength of the house during the trust vote to 239.

With the effective strength of the House reduced to 239 during voting, Bihars new government needed 120 votes to win the confidence vote.