Patna: After political turmoil in Maharashtra, the same upheaval may take place in Bihar as well. A political whirlwind has occurred in Bihar today. Four MLAs of the All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) party have changed their ship and joined Rashtriya Janata Dal. Overall, five MLAs of the party were elected in the 2020 Bihar assembly elections. It is a major setback for Owaisi, the party chief.
Five AIMIM MLAs were elected from Owaisi’s party: Akhtarul Iman from Amour; Syed Ruknuddin Ahmed from Bayasi; Shahnawaz Alam from Jokihat; Mohammad Izhar Asafi from Kochadhaman; and Mohammad Anjar Naimi from Bahadurgarh. Akhtarul Imam has been showing his loyalty to the party and has not moved anywhere.
All the MLAs were looking to change the party because AIMIM has no future in Bihar. At last, out of five, four have decided to join RJD and go ahead with Lalu’s party. In fact, RJD has mass support at the local level in the state.
Bihar may face a political crisis, but Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is a seasoned politician.It will be a daunting task for RJD to make a dent in the alliances that are working smoothly in the state. With his planning and development work, he has transformed Bihar. During Nitish’s reign, a lot of development work has cropped up in the state. The improvement in roads and electricity in Bihar has changed the lives of the people.
In the last assembly elections held in Bihar in 2020, the RJD emerged as the single largest party. It won 75 seats, and the BJP had 74. In this election, four candidates were elected as MLAs on VIP tickets. Out of those, one died and the remaining three MLAs joined the BJP. Due to this, the BJP figure reached 77.
However, RJD was able to win 75 seats in the last assembly polls in the state. One RJD candidate emerged victorious in the byelection held recently, which brings its number to 76. With the amalgamation of four AIMIM MLAs, the total number of seats of the RJD has touched 80 and has become the largest party in Bihar.
After the assembly result was announced, RJD blamed Owaisi’s party for eating its votes in the Seemanchal region. Political figures are now soaring in Bihar. If some MLAs change colours then anything is possible.