Will bring no trust motion after having numbers: BJP

KumarBihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. (PTI)

A day after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar dared BJP to bring a no confidence motion against his government to remove it from power, the saffron party on Thursday said it would do so after having the desired numbers.

"We do not have the desired numbers. When we will have that numbers we will definitely bring a motion to bring down the government," Leader of Opposition Nand Kishore Yadav told reporters in his Assembly chamber.

While replying to a debate on terrorism and law and order in the state last evening, Kumar attacked his former NDA ally for disrupting both Houses of Bihar Legislature and dared it to bring a no confidence motion against his government.

Yadav, who was Road Construction Department minister in the NDA government, said Kumar's confidence was due to the "expertise" he had developed to "manage" numbers to save his government.

"That is why he has been oscillating between Congress and the ragtag Third Front partners," he said.

The Nitish Kumar government won confidence vote after split in the NDA with the help of four Congress MLAs, as many Independents and the lone CPI legislator in the House. BJP had staged a walkout during confidence vote on June 19.

The opposition leader charged Kumar with "sacrificing governance" by keeping himself busy with "winning support of Independents on the basis of money power and luring them with ministerial post and trying to engineer defection in RJD and

other parties."

Asked if BJP and RJD had worked out an understanding as both the parties are seen together in the Well of the Assembly protesting against the Kumar government, Yadav said he did contact RJD Legislature party leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui for strengthening opposition unity but the call was not attended.

Yadav also pointed to the letter Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde wrote to the CM saying Bihar was "soft" on naxals said this vindicated BJP charge against the Kumar ministry.

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