In a significant development, senior BJP leader and former minister Nand Kishore Yadav is set to take oath as the new Speaker of the Bihar Legislative Assembly. He will be taking oath on Tuesday, February 13. According to the information, he will be taking oath at 10:30 am.
The announcement came hours after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar won the floor test in the Assembly. The trust vote took place two weeks after Kumar switched sides from the Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) to join the NDA bloc. The Bihar assembly has a strength of 243 MLAs.
Awadh Bihari Chaudhary removed as Speaker
Earlier on Monday, the Bihar Assembly Speaker Awadh Bihari Chaudhary faced the no-confidence motion moved by the ruling NDA before the newly formed government sought a trust vote. Chaudhary was removed after the government moved the motion. He was removed by 125-112 votes. Chaudhary belongs to the RJD, which lost power as a result of Nitish Kumar's abrupt exit from Mahagathbandhan and return to the BJP-led NDA.
Who is Nand Kishore Yadav
Nand Kishore Yadav was born on August 26, 1953. He is a senior BJP leader. He was the former cabinet minister for road construction and health in the Government of Bihar. Yadav is also considered a clean BJP face in Bihar. His political journey began with his involvement as an active volunteer of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, followed by his engagement with the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). Over the years, he has secured victory in the MLA elections from the Patna Sahib constituency for seven consecutive terms. Additionally, Yadav has served as the Leader of the Opposition in the House and held the position of state president within the BJP.