Bihar Speaker Awadh Bihari Choudhary, From Lalu Yadav’s Party, Removed Ahead Of Nitish Kumar’s Trust Vote

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Mr Chaudhary had refused to step down after his party lost power a fortnight ago (File)

Patna:

RJD leader Awadh Bihari Chaudhary was on Monday removed as Bihar assembly speaker. A no-confidence motion moved by the ruling NDA against the Speaker received the support of 125 MLAs, while 112 members voted against it in the 243-strong assembly.

Mr Chaudhary had refused to step down after his party lost power a fortnight ago when Chief Minister Nitish Kumar snapped ties with ‘Mahagathbandhan’ and returned to the BJP-led coalition.

BJP MLA Nandkishore Yadav moved the no-confidence motion against the Speaker. 

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