A crucial floor test will be held in the Bihar assembly on Monday, days after chief minister Nitish Kumar formed a new government with the NDA alliance.
A heavy security cordon surrounded the residence of the former Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav’s residence in Patna on Sunday night – where Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MLAs are staying – a day before the crucial floor test of the Nitish Kumar-led NDA government in the state. The police deployment comes hours after the family members of one of the RJD MLAs, Chetan Yadav, claimed that he had been “kidnapped” by the Lalu Prasad Yadav’s party.
In a video posted by news agency ANI, several police personnel can be seen walking towards Tejashwi Yadav’s residence and condoning the area.
#WATCH | Bihar: Heavy security force present outside the residence of former deputy CM and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, in Patna.
The Floor Test of the NDA government led by CM Nitish Kumar will be held in the Assembly today, February 12. pic.twitter.com/FEs87U0vin
— ANI (@ANI) February 11, 2024
Reacting to the development, the RJD in an official statement on X (formerly known as Twitter) hit out at Nitish Kumar, saying the Bihar chief minister sent the police force as he “fears the fall of the government”. Alleging that the security force wants to enter Tejashwi Yadav’s residence and do “untoward incidents” with the MLAs, the party said, “People of Bihar are watching the misdeeds of Nitish Kumar and the police.”
“Remember, we are not among those who fear and bow down. This is a struggle of ideology and we will fight it and win because the justice-loving people of Bihar will oppose this police repression. Jai Bihar! Jai Hind,” the RJD wrote.