Nithish Kumar takes Oath as Chief Minister of Bihar.
Nithish Kumar takes Oath as Chief Minister of Bihar.(Photo | PTI)

Bihar politics: Nitish Kumar takes oath as CM for a record 9th time

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He was administered the oath of office by Governor Rajendra Arlekar at the Raj Bhavan in Patna.
He was administered the oath of office by Governor Rajendra Arlekar at the Raj Bhavan in Patna.(Photo | PTI)
Nitish Kumar had earlier in the day resigned as the Chief Minister.
Nitish Kumar had earlier in the day resigned as the Chief Minister.(Photo | PTI)
JD(U) president Nitish Kumar said "things were not working well" for him in the Mahagathbandhan and the opposition bloc INDIA, and staked claim to form a new government with the BJP, which he had dumped less than 18 months ago.
JD(U) president Nitish Kumar said "things were not working well" for him in the Mahagathbandhan and the opposition bloc INDIA, and staked claim to form a new government with the BJP, which he had dumped less than 18 months ago.(Photo | PTI)
Nitish Kumar with RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and former states CM Rabri Devi, in Patna.
Nitish Kumar with RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and former states CM Rabri Devi, in Patna. (Photo | PTI)
Lalu Prasad's son Tejashwi Yadav was the Deputy CM in the outgoing government and the latter's elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav was a cabinet minister.
Lalu Prasad's son Tejashwi Yadav was the Deputy CM in the outgoing government and the latter's elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav was a cabinet minister.(Photo | PTI)
Nitish Kumar had joined the Mahagathbandhan in August 2022, when he had snapped ties with the BJP accusing it of trying to "split" his JD(U).

He formed a new government with a multi-party coalition that included RJD, Congress and three Left parties.
Nitish Kumar had joined the Mahagathbandhan in August 2022, when he had snapped ties with the BJP accusing it of trying to "split" his JD(U). He formed a new government with a multi-party coalition that included RJD, Congress and three Left parties.(Photo | PTI)
Bihar BJP President Samrat Choudhary with party leader Vijay Kumar Sinha during BJP legislative party meeting at the party office, in Patna
Bihar BJP President Samrat Choudhary with party leader Vijay Kumar Sinha during BJP legislative party meeting at the party office, in Patna(Photo | PTI)
BJP leader Vijay Kumar Sinha takes oath as Bihar Deputy Chief Minister during the swearing-in ceremony of new state government, at Raj Bhavan in Patna.
BJP leader Vijay Kumar Sinha takes oath as Bihar Deputy Chief Minister during the swearing-in ceremony of new state government, at Raj Bhavan in Patna.(Photo | PTI)
BJP leader Samrat Choudhary takes oath as Bihar Deputy Chief Minister during the swearing-in ceremony of new state government, at Raj Bhavan in Patna.
BJP leader Samrat Choudhary takes oath as Bihar Deputy Chief Minister during the swearing-in ceremony of new state government, at Raj Bhavan in Patna.(Photo | PTI)

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