Nitish Kumar sworn in as Bihar CM, 2 Deputy CMs and Cabinet Ministers also sworn in

Nitish Kumar was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the seventh time on Monday in a ceremony in Patna. He has been sworn in as the CM of the state for the fourth consecutive term.

Along with him, BJP leaders Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi were sworn in as Deputy Chief Ministers of Bihar. Governor Fagu Chauhan administered him the oath of office and secrecy to them.

In addition, JDU leaders Vijay Kumar Chaudhary, Vijender Prasad Yadav, Ashok Chaudhary, and Mewa Lal Chaudhary were sworn in as cabinet ministers of Bihar. Santosh Kumar Suman, son of Jeetan Ram Manjhi, chief of the Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) and Mukesh Sahni of Vikasheel Insan (Party) were also sworn in as cabinet ministers.

BJP President JP Nadda and Union Home Minister Amit Shah also attended the swearing-in ceremony. After meeting Governor Fagu Chauhan for forming the NDA government in Bihar, Nitish Kumar announced on Sunday that the swearing-in ceremony of the new cabinet would take place at around 4.30 pm on Monday evening.

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Incidentally, Katihar MLA – BJP’s Tarkishore Prasad – took over as Deputy Chief Minister in place of Sushil Kumar Modi, who held the post during his previous term. BJP had maintained from the beginning of the election campaign that Nitish Kumar would be the NDA government’s chief ministerial candidate in the state.

In the Bihar Legislative Assembly with 243 seats, the JD (U) managed to win only 43 seats, while 8 seats were won by two other NDA parties. The BJP won 74 seats and helped the NDA win a majority of 125 seats in the assembly. While the RJD (RJD) emerged as the single largest party with 75 seats, the Congress won only 19 seats out of 70.

 

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