Bihar political crisis: Tejashwi Yadav seeks home, so far held by Nitish Kumar, RJD wants Speaker’s job too | India News

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PATNA: Congress‘s imminent return to government in Bihar as a constituent of the grand alliance resurrected by JD(U) and RJD on Tuesday led the party to demand four cabinet berths, one more than its allies are willing to give, sources said.
RJD’s Tejashwi Prasad Yadav apparently wants the home department, which CM Nitish Kumar has always retained, for his party. An RJD functionary said the party was also eyeing the assembly speaker’s post, reports Sheezan Nezami.

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In 2015, Congress had four cabinet berths to show for an assembly strength of 27 MLAs. Since the party currently has 19 MLAs, applying the same formula of one cabinet post for every six MLAs would effectively give it three cabinet berths. The party plans to give these berths to a Dalit, a Muslim and an upper-caste candidate.
Congress’s imminent return to government in Bihar as a constituent of the grand alliance resurrected…

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