Nitish Kumar set to turn out to be longest serving Chief Minister of Bihar, swearing-in subsequent week


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Bihar election: Nitish Kumar swearing-in as CM of Bihar after Diwali

With the NDA getting a cushty majority within the Bihar meeting, all eyes are actually on the formation of the following authorities which can possible be sworn in quickly after the Diwali festivities recover from later this week, knowledgeable sources stated right here on Wednesday. They stated JD(U) president Nitish Kumar might be again because the chief minister for one more time period in workplace.

Kumar, who appears to be like heading in the right direction to changing into the longest serving chief minister of the state throughout his new time period, was anticipated to take oath on or after Monday subsequent week earlier than which he’ll ship his resignation to the governor since his present tenure expires on the finish of November.

The file is presently held by the state’s first chief minister Srikrishna Sinha who was in workplace for 17 years and 52 days. Kumar has to date helmed the state for 14 years and 82 days. Upon being administered the oath of workplace, Kumar may also maintain the excellence of getting been sworn in seven occasions as chief minister in 20 years. He first took oath as chief minister in 2000 when the state threw up a hung meeting however resigned just a few days later for need of sufficient variety of MLAs backing him.

In 2005, he grew to become the chief minister after the NDA secured a full majority, and returned to energy 5 years later. In 2014, he stepped down proudly owning ethical duty for the JD(U)’s debacle within the Lok Sabha elections however returned because the CM lower than a 12 months later. In November 2015, the Grand Alliance comprising the JD(U), RJD and the Congress, which declared him as its chief ministerial candidate, received the meeting elections and Kumar was once more sworn in.

In July, 2017 he stepped down heeding his “inside voice” which had been tormenting him over his then deputy Tejashwi Yadav’s title cropping up in a cash laundering case. Kumar was, nonetheless, sworn in once more the very subsequent day when he shaped a brand new authorities with the BJP.

The JD(U) chief is anticipated to get full backing of all constituents of the NDA, together with the BJP, which has outperformed his occasion within the meeting elections. The BJP has returned with a tally of 74 whereas the JD (U) has solely 43. As well as, the NDA in Bihar contains former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi’s HAM(S) and Bollywood technician-turned-politician Mukesh Sahni’s VIP which have received 4 seats every.

Speculations concerning the BJP reneging on its promise of backing Kumar because the chief minister following its personal spectacular efficiency have been put paid to at a late night time press convention on Tuesday.

On the press convention, convened round midnight when tendencies made it clear that the NDA will get a cushty majority, the occasion’s nationwide basic secretary in-charge of the state Bhupendra Yadav, Bihar unit chief Sanjay Jaiswal, Union minister Nityanand Rai and Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi had reiterated that Kumar would be the chief minister once more. They evidently had the backing of the occasion’s prime management, of which Kumar himself dropped ample hints.

“The persons are our lord. I salute them for the help which enabled the NDA to get a majority. I’m additionally grateful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the cooperation I’ve been receiving,” Kumar tweeted in Hindi, on Wednesday night.

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