Patna: JDU leader and the face of the NDA in Bihar, Nitish Kumar, will take oath as the chief minister for the fourth time on Monday. The ruling NDA had got 125 seats in 243 seat assembly, three seats more than the halfway mark.
The newly elected members of the alliance have formally elected Nitish Kumar as the leader of the NDA legislature party on Sunday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had reiterated at a number of election meetings in Bihar that he needs Nitish Kumar as chief minister in order to develop the State.
There were misgivings in the alliance partners before the polls due to a clever game played by Jan Lok Shakti leader Chirag Paswan with the encouragement from national leadership of the saffron party. Chirag carried a vilification campaign against Nitish Kumar while declaring that Narendra Modi is his leader and his party is part of the NDA alliance at the centre. But when the BJP realised that the Mahagatbandhan under the leadership of Tejashwi Yadav of RJD was about to give a good fight to the ruling dispensation, the BJP leaders hurriedly closed ranks with JDU and repeatedly announced that Nitish Kumar will be leading the alliance.
It has to be seen how the chief minister would get on with the belligerent BJP and how long he would continue as the chief minister.
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Sushil Kumar Modi will be giving way to Tarkishore Prasad to be the next deputy chief minister of Bihar. Sushil Modi would be accommodated in the union cabinet which is likely to be expanded very soon.
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