Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with several senior leaders of the NDA, took to Twitter on Monday, 16 November to congratulate Nitish Kumar on taking oath as the chief minister of Bihar for the fourth straight term.
Meanwhile, several Opposition leaders, including Tejashwi Yadav and Chirag Paswan, taunted him over prioritising the post over the people and fulfilment of promises.
“Congratulations to @NitishKumar Ji on taking oath as Bihar’s CM. I also congratulate all those who took oath as Ministers in the Bihar Government. The NDA family will work together for the progress of Bihar. I assure all possible support from the Centre for the welfare of Bihar,” he tweeted.
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‘Bihar Will Scale New Heights’: NDA-BJP Leaders Hail Nitish
Several BJP and NDA leaders took to Twitter to congratulate Nitish Kumar.
Home Minister Amit Shah took to Twitter to congratulate Nitish Kumar and said that the pair of PM Modi and Nitish Kumar will fulfill the dream of a ‘self-reliant’ Bihar.
Union ministers Rajnath Singh and Ravi Shankar Prasad, too, took to Twitter to congratulate Nitish Kumar on taking oath as the chief minister. They also congratulated deputy chief ministers Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi.
Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Smriti Irani said that the NDA leadership in the state will take Bihar on a new path of development.
‘Hope You Prioritise People Over Post’: Opposition Taunts Nitish
Nitish Kumar’s arch rival and Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav took to Twitter to say that he hopes Nitish Kumar prioritises people over post this time and fulfilled the promise of creating 19 lakh jobs as made by the NDA.
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Chirag Paswan, who parted ways with Nitish Kumar and the JD(U)) ahead of the Assembly elections, taunted Kumar and said that he hopes the government completes its full term.
Former JD(U) leader and political strategist Prashant Kishore also took a jibe at Nitish Kumar, calling him a ‘tired and politically belittled leader’.
Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) leader Nitish Kumar on Monday took oath as the chief minister of Bihar for the fourth straight term in the presence of senior party leaders and BJP leaders Amit Shah, JP Nadda and Devendra Fadnavis.
Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi were sworn in as the deputy chief ministers after Nitish Kumar.
Meanwhile, the Opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) boycotted the oath-taking ceremony, saying that "the mandate for change is against the NDA".
The other ministers who were sworn are Santosh Kumar Suman – son of Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) chief Jitan Ram Manjhi, Mukesh Sahni of Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP), BJP leaders Mangal Pandey and Amarendra Pratap Singh, and JD(U) leaders Vijay Kumar Choudhary, Vijendra Prasad Yadav, Ashok Choudhary and Mewa Lal Choudhary.