Nitish Kumar in oath ceremony: Nitish Kumar will once again take oath as the Chief Minister of Bihar. He will take command of the state for the 4th consecutive time. Along with Nitish Kumar, Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi from BJP can also take the oath of the post of Deputy Chief Minister. Nitish Kumar will take oath at Rajendra Mandap of Raj Bhavan between 4 pm and 4:30 pm. Governor Fagu Chauhan will administer the oath of office and secrecy. Earlier, in the NDA Legislature Party meeting on Sunday, JDU President Nitish Kumar was elected the leader with all the consent. Sushil Modi will not be there this time as deputy CM.
According to the information, Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi of BJP can be sworn in as Deputy CM. In the meeting of the NDA Legislature Party on Sunday, both were selected as the leader and deputy leader of the BJP Legislature Party.
A meeting of the NDA Legislature Party was held at the Chief Minister’s residence at Anne Marg in Patna on Sunday afternoon. This meeting was called to elect the leader. In this meeting, Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh announced to elect Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as the leader. Rajnath Singh came to Patna as an observer.
Nitish Kumar’s name was supported by all the four constituents of NDL. Apart from BJP and JDU, the leaders of Hindustani Awam Morcha (WE) Jitan Ram Manjhi and Vikas Insaaf Party (VIP) leader Mukesh Sahni were also present. Bihar BJP in-charge Bhupendra Yadav, Organization General Secretary Nagendra Nath, former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai, outgoing Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi, BJP President Sanjay Jaiswal, JDU State President Basistha Narayan Singh were also present.
NDA gets 125 seats, BJP gets 74
Out of 243 seats in Bihar Legislative Assembly, NDA has won 125 seats this time. While RJD and Congress Grand Alliance got 110 seats. The BJP emerged as the second-largest party in Bihar. BJP got 74 seats and JDU 43 seats. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had put a stop to all the speculations about leading the government and said that every leader of BJP and NDA will ensure that the pledge for our state is fulfilled under the leadership of Nitish Kumar.
The JDU’s tally dropped from 71 to 43 this time, which is its worst performance since the 2005 assembly elections. In his first interaction with the media after the election results, Nitish Kumar said that he never claimed for the post of Chief Minister. NDA will take this decision.