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Nitish Kumar To Take Oath As Bihar CM Today In 4th Straight Term, Amit Shah And Nadda To Join The Ceremony

On Monday in Patna, BJP President JP Nadda and Union Home Minister Amit Shah will attend the JD(U) chief and Bihar CM designate Nitish Kumar's oath-taking ceremony. After a neck-to-neck battle to clinch the Bihar assembly elections, the results for which were announced late at night on November 10, the JD (U) president will take an oath as the chief minister of Bihar for the fourth straight term today. On Sunday, after the NDA emerged victorious in the polls held for the 243 member Bihar assembly, Kumar met Bihar Governor Phagu Chauhan to stake a claim to form the government in the state. The new cabinet's oath-taking ceremony is expected to be held this afternoon at about 4.30 pm. NDA leaders elected Nitish Kumar as the leader of the NDA legislative party at a meeting held on Sunday morning, securing his return for the fourth time as Bihar's chief minister.

Katihar MLA— Tarkishore Prasad of the BJP will take over as deputy chief minister in another surprising development, instead of Sushil Kumar Modi, who was at the helm during the previous term. Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Tejashwi Yadav will not attend the Bihar CM Designate Nitish Kumar oath-taking ceremony to be held later today in Patna. The Bharatiya Janata Party had maintained that, in the event of a win for the NDA, incumbent Nitish Kumar will be the chief minister of Bihar during a vigorous election campaign in the midst of the raging Covid-19 pandemic. The Janata Dal (United), however, Kumar's own party, did not put up a very good display in the fight for Bihar. The JD (U) only managed to secure 43 seats in the 243-seat Bihar Legislative Assembly, while two other NDA constituents won 8 seats. The BJP won 74 seats to help the National Democratic Alliance win a majority of 125 seats in the assembly.

The RJD emerged as the single-largest party with 75 seats after the results was announced, although Congress won just 19 of the 70 seats it had been allocated to compete as part of the Grand Alliance.


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