During the ruckus, pro-tem Speaker Manjhi said, "Those who are from other House aren't voting for Speaker election, but no problem in their presence." Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Education Minister Ashok Choudhary were present in the Assembly.
The NDA has unanimously declared BJP MLA Vijay Kumar Sinha's name as the candidate while Mahagathbandhan has declared RJD MLA Awadh Bihari Choudhary as its candidate for the Speaker post.
Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Vijay Sinha elected as the Speaker of Bihar Assembly.
The winter session of the 243-member Bihar Assembly is underway until November 27.
War of words between Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav over the former’s comment during the Bihar poll rally. Tejashwi Yadav recalled Nitish’s comment on children. Yadav took a jibe at Bihar CM in the state assembly too. CM Nitish reacted to the statement and said his comments earlier concerned the fertility rate. Kumar also lost his cool on the Bihar Assembly floor on Friday. Kumar called Yadav a ‘liar’ and asked for actions against the RJD leader. Watch the full video for more details.
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Bhupesh Baghel, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and senior Congress leader, took on those seeking introspection following the party's subpar performance in the Bihar Assembly election. He said that leaders like Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kapil Sibal used to tell their junior colleagues to only raise party issues on internal fora, but were doing the opposite themselves. Baghel also defended calls to make Rahul Gandhi the party president, saying that there are no other leaders with greater acceptability among party workers. Watch the full video for more.
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BJP MLA from Pirpainti, Lallan Kumar Paswan on November 26 handed over transcript of alleged phone call he received from jailed Lalu Yadav, to police. RJD chief allegedly asked him to not to vote in the election for State assembly Speaker's post. "We decided to lodge an FIR against Lalu Prasad under the Prevention of Corruption Act, based on his telephonic conversation with me, where he tried to tempt me and asked me to be absent from Bihar Assembly. This is how these people are playing with democracy," said MLA Paswan.
If the Centre does not want to stay the implementation of the three farm laws, the Supreme Court on Monday said it will put a stay on it. A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Sharad Arvind Bobde, is hearing a batch of petitions, including those filed by DMK MP Tiruchi Siva, RJD MP Manoj K Jha, against the constitutional validity of three farm laws, passed by the Central government along with the plea to remove protesting farmers. "If the Centre does not want to stay the implementation of farm laws, we will put a stay on it," the CJI asserted. The Union of India must take responsibility for all this. "You (Centre) are bringing the laws and you can do it in a better manner," the CJI said. Expressing his displeasure over the way the laws are being framed, the CJI said: "What is going on." "The talks have failed. The whole thing has gone on for more than a month and what negotiations are going on, we don't understand. This is a very delicate situation. The parties are in a delicate situation," Bobde said. "Our intention is that whether we can bring an amicable solution to the issue. Can the law be put on hold for some time? the CJI asked Venugopal. "We can see whether we constitute a committee for resolving the issue. Whether you are a part of the solution or a part of the problem," the CJI said. "There is not a single petition, nor pleadings, which said the laws are good," he said. "Some people have committed suicide, old people and women are a part of the agitation. What is happening?" said CJI. Farmers have been protesting at different borders of the national capital since November 26, 2020 against the three newly enacted farm laws - Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.
While addressing the press conference in Patna on January 10, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav said, "Schools, colleges have reopened, everything is on track. When the biggest problem is before us, you don't want Vidhan Sabha to function." "If Budget Session isn't held in traditional manner, entire Opposition will boycott it, as it won't have any meaning," Yadav added.
While addressing the press conference in Patna on January 10, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav said, "We have decided that on Martyrs' Day (January 30) all parties of 'Mahagathbandhan' will form a human chain. It will be done till Panchayat level. Government is trying to make those residing in villages and indulging in farming, unemployed, youth is unemployed despite having a degree." "After 2006, farmers have started becoming labourers. In Bihar, migration has not stopped. This is a major issue," he added.
Speaking to ANI in Patna on December 27, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader, Shivanand Tiwari said, "The way Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is behaving is problematic for his party. It was much needed for Nitish Kumar to remain in the position as BJP is hatching a conspiracy. He has wisdom and can calculate next step." "Although, his calculation went wrong when he left Mahagathbandhan," he added.
Massive ruckus was witnessed in the Bihar Assembly during the election for the post of Speaker. RJD MLAs led by Tejashwi Yadav objected to the presence of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and minister Ashok Choudhary in the house. Protem Speaker of Bihar Assembly Jitan Ram Manjhi, countered Yadav’s claim. ‘Those from the other House aren’t voting for Speaker election, but there is no problem with them being present here,’ Manjhi said. Later BJP MLA Vijay Sinha was elected as the Speaker of the Bihar assembly. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Three days after Rupesh Kumar Singh, a manager with IndiGo airlines, was shot dead by unidentified bike-borne men in the Punaichak area of Patna, his family said the probe should be transferred from Bihar police to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Nandeshwar Singh, brother of the deceased said that despite Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's assurance of arresting the culprits within 48 hours, there have been no arrests.
On murder of an IndiGo manager in Patna and crime in the state, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said, "I spoke with DGP, a special team has been formed. Don't demoralise police, if someone doesn't carry out their duty, action is taken. What used to happen before 2005? There was a lot of crime. Is it the same today?" He further said, "Bihar ranks at 23 in the country as far as incidents of crime are concerned. Law is in place. Police are finding out more information. A speedy trial will be done, so that stringent action is taken against the culprit on time. I have been assured by the DGP." On evening of Jan 12, IndiGo manager Rupesh Kumar Singh was murdered in Patna. The incident brought the law and order situation of Bihar in question once again.
While addressing the press conference in Patna on January 10, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav spoke on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's statement over National Democratic Alliance (NDA) alliance for Bihar polls. Yadav said, "It is tit for tat. If you look at Nitish Kumar ji's history, be it George Fernandes, Digvijaya Singh or our party- whom did he not betray?. He came to power through back door, he has thirst for power." "The destruction of Bihar by him is for everyone to see. Nitish Kumar is a bargainer, a blackmailer. He is not a leader. He is not for people, he is for himself," Yadav added.
An all-party meeting took place in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal on December 27. Speaking to ANI, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister, Narottam Mishra said, "The speaker has decided to defer the convention of the..