With battle lines drawn between ruling JD(U) and opposition BJP as well RJD over Bodh Gaya serial blasts and mid-day meal tragedy in which 23 children died, the monsoon session of the two Houses of Bihar legislature is expected to be stormy.
The monsoon session of both Bihar Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council is scheduled from July 26 to August 2 respectively.
After a one-day special session of the Assembly on June 19 in which Chief Minister Nitish Kumar sought confidence vote, the monsoon session will be the first occasion post split when the ruling party will meet the challenge of a determined BJP and old rival RJD over different issues.
Kumar, who earlier faced little resistance due to overwhelming number of NDA legislators and a depleted RJD (having only 22 members in 243-member Assembly) is bound to face anxious moments from BJP and RJD among others this time.
Bodh Gaya serial blasts and midday meal tragedy in Chhapra have given additional ammunition to the opposition to attack the CM.