Thursday, May 23, 2024

Resigned to CM post..! Again take oath as Chief Minister.! Mahaghatbandhan breaks in Bihar

Nitish Kumar resigned as Bihar Chief Minister on Sunday, ending his 18-month ruling alliance with Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Congress. With the support of the BJP, he took oath as the new Chief Minister, marking his return to the NDA. Alongside, Samrat Chaudhary and Vijay Kumar Sinha, eight ministers also took oath today.

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday congratulated Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for taking the oath of office again- this time for the record 9th time.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the NDA government formed in Bihar under Nitish Kumar will leave no stone ‘unturned’ for the development of the state.

JD(U) president Nitish Kumar was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Bihar for a record ninth term.

Governor Rajendra Arlekar administered the oath of office at the Raj Bhavan in the state capital.

Along with Kumar, BJP leaders Vijay Kumar Sinha and Samrat Choudhary took oath as ministers in the Kumar-led government.

JD(U)’s Vijendra Yadav and Shrawan Kumar also took oath along with HAM’s Santosh Kumar Suman and Sumit Kumar Singh who is an independent candidate.

Kumar had earlier in the day resigned as the chief minister, saying “Things were not working well” for him in the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ and in the opposition bloc INDIA, and staked claim to form a new government with the BJP, which he had dumped less than 18 months ago.

Nitish Kumar cited the state of affairs being “not right” under the Mahagathbandhan alliance as his reason for quitting. He said that he has been receiving suggestions from everywhere, including his party workers, and he listened to all of them to come to this decision.

Despite turbulence in state politics, Nitish, whether with the Mahagathbandhan or the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), has managed to retain the CM’s chair and ensured that his party has not split over his repeated flip-flops.

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