This Article is From May 17, 2014

Possible Scenarios in Bihar After Nitish Kumar's Resignation

Possible Scenarios in Bihar After Nitish Kumar's Resignation
Patna: Nitish Kumar resigned as Bihar chief minister on Saturday, a day after his party the Janata Dal (United) was routed in the general election. The JD(U) has won just two of Bihar's 40 Lok Sabha seats. His former partner the BJP has won 31 along with its allies in the polls that saw Mr Kumar's arch political rival Narendra Modi winning a decisive mandate to become Prime Minister.

Here are the possible scenarios on what may happen in Bihar:

  1. The Janata Dal (United) legislature party might re-elect Nitish Kumar as their leader and request him to continue. The Governor will then swear him in once again, along with a new Council of Ministers, and then ask him to prove majority on the floor of the House.

  2. There's another possibility. Another leader is elected as Mr Kumar's successor, and he stakes claim to form a government. He then takes oath and proves majority.

  3. BJP engineers a defection of over 40 legislators in the next 24 hours and then stakes claim to form the next government.

  4. The JD(U) legislature party requests Mr Kumar to go for the dissolution of the house. But this option has few takers.

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