"Immediately after Governor's address of the Joint Session of Bihar Legislature on the opening day of Budget Session on February 20, Manjhi will have to prove majority in the Legislative Assembly," highly places sources in Raj Bhavan said here.

There was, however, no information whether the Governor has accepted Manjhi's request for secret ballot or not, they said.

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Governor's direction to Manjhi came hours after JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar, who was accompanied by JD(U) president Sharad Yadav, RJD leader Lalu Prasad and SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, took the 130 MLAs to the President's House in New Delhi to show that he enjoys majority support in the state Assembly.

He had staked claim before the Governor on February 9 to form a government even though Manjhi, who has been sacked from the party, has insisted that he too enjoyed support of a majority of MLAs.

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