Patna/New Delhi: In a major setback to former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, Patna High Court on Wednesday stayed his election as Janata Dal (United)’s state legislature party leader.
Kumar was elected the leader of the JDU’s legislature party leader on Monday and he had met Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi to stake claim to form government.
The JDU had even expelled Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi from JDU with immediate effect on Monday itself before electing Kumar as the party’s legislature party leader.
Claiming the support of 130 MLAs, Kumar had even paraded them at Raj Bhavan. He had requested the Governor to invite him to prove his majority on the floor of the House.
Manjhi had also met the Governor on Monday and made a similar claim saying he be given an opportunity to prove majority on the floor of House.
While the Governor is yet to take a final decision in the matter, Kumar reached Delhi alongwith 130 MLAs on Tuesday in order to meet President Pranab Mukherjee.