Nitish Kumar Takes Oath As Bihar CM For Sixth Time:- Nitish Kumar was sworn in as Chief Minister of Bihar at the Raj Bhawan in Patna on Thursday. Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi administered the oath.
Mr Kumar has given his resignation as the head of the State yesterday and this is Kumar’s sixth term as Chief Minister. Breaking the “mahagathbandhan”, Kumar unexpectedly resigned after he walked out of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)-Janata Dal (United) JD(U) alliance. Moreover, je joined hands with the BJP receiving full support from Sushil Modi and other BJP leaders.
BJP leader Sushil Modi was sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar.
The seeming reason for Kumar to quit was his falling out with Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav, the son of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad. Yadav is facing corruption charges but despite Kumar’s exhortations, had refused to step down.
Kumar after submitting his resignation to Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi said outside Raj Bhavan that, “In the circumstances that prevail in Bihar, it became difficult to run the grand alliance government.”
“It had become difficult for me to work,” Kumar had said, adding, “In taking this decision, I have listened to my conscience.”
But in a series of fast-paced developments that unfolded over the next few hours after his resignation, it became clear that Kumar was going to be the ultimate winner.
After four years in the state, the JD(U)-BJP returned to power. After Narendra Modi was nominated as head of the BJP’s campaign committee for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, JD(U) had walked out of the NDA in July 2013.
However, the RJD was in no mood to give up without a fight, with Tejaswi Yadav saying he too would stake claim to form a government, but failed when the governor invited Nitish to do so.