Patna: The budget session of the Bihar legislature beginning from June 27 is expected to be stormy after BJP`s resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections.
The session will be the first major challenge for new Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, who was nominated by Nitish Kumar to succeed him.
The BJP was expected to leave no opportunity to corner the JD(U) government as part of preparation for Assembly elections in the state next year.
It would be also interesting to see how JD(U), RJD and Congress which voted in favour of Jitan Ram Manjhi government, would coordinate to face the BJP onslaught.
The budget session could not be held earlier in March as the Lok Sabha elections had been declared and the model code of conduct was in place. As a result the finances of the state government were being taken care of by a Vote on Account.
Principal secretary (cabinet secretariat) Brajesh Mehrotra told reporters today that the budget session will be the 14th session of the 15th Assembly, while for the Council it will be the 177th session.
The session will end on July 31.