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Nitish Kumar’s Exit From NDA Weakens BJP In Rajya Sabha

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As a result of the JDU leaving the NDA, the BJP-led national coalition will be more dependent on other impartial parties like BJD, TDP, etc.

Mumbai: The National Democratic Alliance, or NDA, has experienced a setback in the Rajya Sabha as a result of Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal-United severing ties with the BJP in Bihar.
The Deputy Chairperson Harivansh is one of five MPs from Mr. Kumar’s  JDU, in the Rajya Sabha.

Even with the JDU in the NDA, the upper house did not have a majority for the NDA. The third party to depart the NDA in the previous three years is Mr. Kumar’s JDU. The Shiv Sena and Shiromani Akali Dal previously left the NDA. The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) departed prior to the 2019 general elections.

As a result of the JDU leaving the NDA, the BJP-led national coalition will be more dependent on other impartial parties, like as the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) of Odisha and the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) of Andhra Pradesh, to get important legislation through the upper house.

The Rajya Sabha has 237 members as of right now. There are eight openings, including three that need to be nominated and four from Jammu & Kashmir. The median score is 119.

The NDA had 114 members in the Rajya Sabha, including five nominated MPs and one independent. The NDA’s membership dropped to 109 as the JDU departed the area, falling 10 short of the majority threshold.

The BJP is certain to win the Tripura seat in any election, and the government has the option of nominating three more MPs before the winter session. Even then, the NDA will only have a strength of 113, falling shy of the new halfway point of 121.

On important measures, the BJP will require the backing of the BJD and YSRCP, which each have nine MPs.

However, Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party, the YSRC, the TDP, the Shiromani Akal Dal, and the BJD supported the BJP in the most recent presidential and vice presidential elections.

Today at 2 pm, Nitish Kumar took oath as the Chief Minister of Bihar and Tejaswi Yadav was sworn in as the Deputy CM forming a brand-new “Grand Alliance” of the JDU-RJD.

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