Patna: BJP MLAs will be present in the Bihar Assembly during tomorrow's trust vote, but whether they will participate in voting will be decided at an appropriate time, the party's Bihar unit chief Sushil Kumar Modi said today.
Modi said that all 88 members of the BJP legislature party would take part in the proceedings, but refused to divulge the party's course of action regarding voting.
Jitan Ram Manjhi, who has succeeded Nitish Kumar as the new chief minister after the latter demitted office taking moral responsibility for the JD(U)'s debacle in general elections, will seek a confidence vote.
The Manjhi government is expected to sail through as it has 145 MLAs consisting of JD(U)'s 117 members including the Speaker, RJD's (21) MLAs, Congress' four and three others as against 88 of the BJP.
Modi attacked Kumar for deviating from his principled stand of opposing RJD and Congress to seek help of the two to prop up the minority JD(U) government.