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Nitish Kumar Sworn in as Bihar CM for Record 9th Time with BJP Support

Nitish Kumar Takes Oath as Bihar CM for Record Ninth Time with BJP Support

In a significant turn of events ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, Janata Dal-United (JDU) chief Nitish Kumar was sworn in as Bihar Chief Minister for the ninth time, breaking ties with the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ and securing support from the BJP. The swearing-in ceremony, held at Raj Bhavan in Patna, saw Bihar Governor Rajendra Arlekar administering the oath of office.

Key Points

  1. BJP Support: Nitish Kumar, after dissolving his Cabinet and severing ties with the ‘Mahagathbandhan,’ secured the support of the BJP.
  2. Deputy Chief Ministers: Samrat Chaudhary and Vijay Kumar Sinha were appointed as Deputy Chief Ministers.
  3. Cabinet Ministers: Eight ministers, including representatives from both JD-U and BJP, were sworn in.
  4. PM Modi’s Congratulations: Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Nitish Kumar and the Deputy Chief Ministers, expressing confidence in their dedicated work for Bihar’s development.
  5. Nitish Kumar’s Assurance: Nitish Kumar asserted the permanence of his alliance with the NDA, dispelling any doubts about future political shifts.
  6. BJP’s Optimism: BJP national president JP Nadda expressed happiness over Nitish Kumar’s return to the NDA, foreseeing a strong performance in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Bihar.

 

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