New Delhi: The Patna High Court on Wednesday gave ousted Janata Dal (United) leader and Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi the freedom to take decisions but said that they can be implemented only after the latter proves a majority on the floor of the assembly.
The Manjhi-led government will seek a confidence vote on February 20.
Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi welcomed the court’s decision.
“We welcome the High Court’s decision. But whether it is Manjhi’s government or Nitish’s, they should not take important decisions towards the end of their term as they are rarely implemented,” said Modi.
Earlier in the day, Manjhi had claimed to have gained the vote of confidence in the Bihar Assembly, ahead of the floor test on Friday.
“You will see on February 20, we will secure the vote of confidence,” Manjhi told mediapersons in Patna.
“We have the support of all MLAs,” he said when asked if he has the support of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
It is being speculated that Manjhi may take the support from the BJP for government formation in Bihar. (