Bihar Cupboard Enlargement: BJP set to get 9 extra berths, Nitish Kumar’s JDU settles with eight

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Bihar Cupboard Enlargement: BJP set to get 9 extra berths, Nitish Kumar’s JDU settles with eight

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will increase his cupboard on Tuesday. Induction of recent members within the state cupboard will happen within the afternoon at Raj Bhavan the place they are going to be administered the oath by Governor Phagu Chauhan. The state cupboard at current has 14 members, together with the chief minister. As per norms, it could actually have as much as 36 members.

The much-awaited enlargement of Nitish Kumar’s cupboard comes 80 days after he was sworn-in as Chief Minister for the fifth time. The Bharatiya Janata Social gathering is predicted to get 9 berths whereas the JD(U) eight.

The distinction is a reminder of reversed energy equations within the ruling alliance after the Meeting election held in October-November 2020. The NDA fashioned the federal government with 125 seats in a closely-contested ballot final yr. It secured 122 seats within the 243 seats Legislative Meeting. The Grand Alliance of the RJD and Congress received 110 seats. The BJP is essentially the most lag constituent of the alliance with 74 seats. The JDU has 43 members. Different ruling constituents embody the HAM of Jitan Ram Manjhi (four seats) and the Vikassheel Insaan Social gathering of Mukesh Sahani (four seats).

Among the many BJP leaders who might take oath right this moment is Shahnawaz Hussain. Hussain hails from Bhagalpur. He was not too long ago elected unopposed to the Legislative Council. Others embody Bankipur MLA Nitin Naveen, Gopalganj MLA Subhash Singh, Ramnagar MLA Bhagirathi Devi and Banmakhi MLA Krishna Kuma Rishi.

Among the many JD(U) leaders prone to be sworn-in are Shravan Kumar and Sanjay Jha.

Presently, the Cupboard consists of 14 members. This included CM Nitish Kumar. Of those seven are from the BJP, together with the 2 Deputy Chief Ministers — Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi, and 5 from the JDU. The 2 remaining seats got to HAM and VIP.

The state Cupboard can have as much as 36 members. 

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