Nitish Kumar to Take Oath as Bihar Chief Minister Today

Published: 22nd February 2015 12:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd February 2015 12:31 PM   |  A+A-


Ending weeks-long political uncertainty in the state, JD-U chief Nitish Kumar will take oath as the Chief Minister of Bihar on Sunday.

The swearing-in ceremony will take place at 5 pm at the Raj Bhavan in Patna.

Nitish had met Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Friday to stake claim to form government, after the rebel leader Jitan Ram Manjhi quit the CM post just hours before he had to face a trust vote in the Assembly.

Even though BJP had extended its open support , Manjhi opted to quit saying his legislators were facing death threats. He also accused the Speaker of being biased.

Nitish, who claims to have the support of 130 MLAs, has been asked to prove his majority on March 11.

Manjhi's resignation has come as a huge setback for the BJP, which is trying to woo the Mahadalit votebank.

Reacting to the new development, BJP national spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain on Saturday said Nitish Kumar should seek forgiveness from the people of Bihar for betraying their mandate and teaming-up with RJD chief Lalu Prasad in his lust for power


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