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Nitish to Meet Governor to Stake Govt. Formation Claim

Nitish Kumar was given time at 1:30 PM on Monday to meet Tripathi to stake claim to form the government, highly placed sources in Raj Bhawan said.

Published: 09th February 2015 12:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th February 2015 12:01 AM   |  A+A-

Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar PTI

In this file photo, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (PTI)

By PTI

PATNA: The newly elected JD(U)LP leader Nitish Kumar was today given time at 1:30 PM tomorrow to meet Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi to stake claim to form the government, highly placed sources in Raj Bhawan said.

The governor would be arriving here tomorrow at 9:30 AM from Kolkata, amid hectic efforts by Nitish Kumar group to form a new government.

He would administer oath to the Chief Information Commissioner at Raj Bhawan at 12:30 PM tomorrow, as per the invitation send to mediapersons about the function.

With Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi refusing to vacate the chair and Kumar, who was recognised as the new JD(U)LP leader by Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary during the day, all set to stake claim to form government, all eyes are set on the Raj Bhawan.

Earlier in the day letters of support by JD(U), RJD, Congress, CPI and one independent in favour of Kumar claiming support of 130 out of the total 233 MLAs in the house was submitted to the Raj Bhawan.

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