Bihar Crisis: JD(U)-RJD Govt To Take Oath on 10 Aug, Tejashwi To Be Deputy CM

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Bihar Political Crisis Live News Updates: The JD(U)-RJD led 'Mahagathbandhan' Bihar will take oath at 2 pm on Wednesday, 10 August, the party tweeted. The RJD further tweeted that their leader Tejashwi Yadav will take oath as deputy chief minister of Bihar.

"There was a consensus among all MPs and MLAs that we should leave the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Once that was decided, I came here and submitted my resignation as the chief minister," Nitish Kumar told the media outside the Raj Bhavan in Patna after he tendered his resignation.

Soon after he resigned, Kumar immediately met Yadav at the latter's residence, following which Kumar was declared to be the leader of the new 'Mahagathbandhan'.

  • The Janata Dal (United) chief had earlier told party MLAs that he is calling off the alliance with the BJP as it is conspiring to break the JD(U), sources said.

  • The RJD has demanded that Yadav be made the home minister in the new cabinet and has also demanded the Speaker's post, sources said

  • Jitan Ram Manjhi's Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) has extended unconditional support to Nitish Kumar and Mahagathbandhan.

  • The Opposition parties led by RJD, including Congress and Left parties, have decided to support Tejashwi Yadav in any decision that he takes regarding the coalition

  • BJP leader and Union Minister Kaushal Kishore said that the BJP never took any steps to irk Nitish Kumar and would want him to "continue as the chief minister."

  • Nitish Kumar hands over his resignation to Governor Phagu Chauhan on Tuesday, 9 August.

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9:20 PM , 09 Aug

Oath-Taking Ceremony at 2 pm on Wednesday

The RJD, in a tweet, said that the oath taking ceremony will take place at 2 pm on Wednesday, 10 August at Raj Bhawan.

"The swearing-in ceremony of Honorable Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister will be held tomorrow at 2 pm at Raj Bhawan," the party tweeted.

8:30 PM , 09 Aug

Tejashwi Yadav to Be Deputy CM

RJD leader and Lalu Prasad Yadav's son Tejashwi Yadav to take oath as deputy chief minister, the party tweeted on 9 August.

7:41 PM , 09 Aug

'Nitish Kumar Disrespecting Mandate Of People': BJP

In a press conference, BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said that JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar was "disrespecting the mandate of people."

"Nitish Kumar has left and said that BJP was trying to destroy his party...BJP made him a union minister several times. He was also made a CM. Why did he re-think his decision on alliance with RJD in 2015 and came to BJP in 2017?," the BJP MP asked.

6:31 PM , 09 Aug

'BJP Isolated in Bihar, Hindi Belt': Tejashwi Yadav

Speaking to the media, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said: "BJP will be left alone in the Bihar Assembly. All parties have accepted Nitish Kumar as their leader."

"Across the Hindi heartland, the BJP does not have any alliance partner, history tells that BJP destroys the parties with whom it forms an alliance. We did see that happening in Punjab and Maharashtra," he added.

"JP Nadda says they wanted to finish regional parties. They want to finish Opposition and destroy democracy," Tejashwi Yadav said.

He further said that Nitiah Kumar took the decision to resign and align with the RJD in the interest of Bihar and the country.

Speaking on their rivalry, Tejashwi said that "clashes take place in every family."


Published: 09 Aug 2022, 9:22 AM IST
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