Nitish Kumar will be sworn-in as the chief minister of Bihar for the eight time on Wednesday with Tejashwi Yadav, who was the Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, as his deputy. A simple ceremony is likely to be held at 2pm at the Raj Bhavan in capital Patna.
After meeting with the Governor Nitish Kumar said a list of supporters of 164 legislators of seven parties including RJD, Congress ,Hindustani Awam Morcha, left parties and one independent candidate submitted to Governor Phagu Chauhan. Nitish Kumar said the Governor has not yet given date of oath.
Earlier, Nitish Kumar unanimously elected as leader of grand alliance comprising JD( U),RJD and Congress. This decision was taken at joint meeting of the parties .
Earlier, Janta Dal (United) snapped its ties with the BJP paving the way for formation of a new government with the support of RJD and Congress. The RJD and Congress have submitted letter of support to Nitish Kumar to form the government. The decision to part ways with BJP was taken at the JD (U)’s Legislators Party meeting which was chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar this morning.
Hindustani Awam Morcha( HAM) also decided to extend unconditional support Nitish Kumar. This decision was taken at party legislators meeting which was chaired by Jitan Ram Manjhi.
The JD(U) and RJD had called their legistors’ meeting this morning to chalk out the strategy for the to resolve the situation arising in the wake of former JD(U) National President RCP Singh’s resignation from the party.
In 243-member Bihar Assembly, number of MLAs of RJD is 79 and that of JD(U) has 45, Congress has 19, Left parties have 16 while Hindustani Awam Morcha has four members. There is one independent candidate in assembly.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar gave his resignation to state Governor Phagu Chauhan. The Governor accepted his resignation and further requested him to continue as acting CM of the state
Congress sources informed that Nitish Kumar has called Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi to express his gratitude for supporting Mahagathbandhan and forming the Government in Bihar.
While speaking to media RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said ,”BJP destroys parties with whom it forms alliance”.