Nitish Takes Oath as Bihar CM; Refuses to Comment on Sushil Modi
Catch all the updates on the Bihar government formation and the oath-taking ceremony here.
Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) leader Nitish Kumar on Monday, 16 November, 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.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Nitish Kumar on taking oath as the chief minister and said that the “NDA family will work together in Bihar.”
After the oath-taking ceremony, Nitish Kumar told the media that the BJP needs to be asked why Sushil Modi was not chosen as the deputy CM of Bihar for the second term.
Meanwhile, Opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) boycotted the oath-taking ceremony, saying that "the mandate for change is against the NDA".
- Nitish Kumar was elected as the chief of the NDA legislature party on Sunday
- Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi were elected the leader and deputy leader, respectively, of the BJP legislature party
- Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP President JP Nadda are present at the ceremony
- The NDA won the Bihar elections by a narrow margin, bagging 125 seats in the 243-member Assembly. While the BJP won an impressive 74 seats, the JD(U) was reduced to 43
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Union Minister Prakash Javadekar expressed confidence that that state will embark on a new path of development under Nitish Kumar’s leadership.
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Union Minister Smriti Irani congratulated Nitish Kumar and said that she wishes the state scales to new heights under the NDA leadership.
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