He was administered the oath of workplace by Governor Rajendra Arlekar on the Raj Bhavan right here.
Together with Kumar, BJP leaders Vijay Kumar Sinha and Samrat Choudhary took oath as ministers within the new authorities.
Kumar had earlier within the day resigned because the chief minister, saying “issues weren’t working properly” for him within the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ and within the opposition bloc INDIA, and staked declare to type a brand new authorities with the BJP, which he had dumped lower than 18 months in the past.
Sinha, 64, was elected the deputy chief of the BJP legislature celebration on Sunday, and with this elevation, he’s prone to change into one of many two deputy CMs within the new NDA authorities, led by Nitish Kumar.
An OBC chief of the BJP in Bihar the place the celebration needs to transcend its “pro-upper caste” picture, Samrat Choudhary has had a meteoric rise since he joined the outfit almost seven years in the past.
Choudhary was elected the chief of the BJP legislature celebration on Sunday, and with this elevation, he’s prone to change into one of many two deputy CMs within the new NDA authorities, led by Nitish Kumar.
The CPI(ML) Liberation, which supported the Mahagathbandhan authorities from outdoors, launched a blistering assault on Kumar, accusing him of “betrayal”. In an acerbic Fb submit, the celebration’s basic secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya alleged that Kumar, “who has had the longest stint as CM”, shall be utilized by the RSS-BJP mix “as its pawn”.
Kumar had joined the Mahagathbandhan in August 2022, when he had snapped ties with the BJP accusing it of making an attempt to “cut up” his JD(U). He fashioned a brand new authorities with a multi-party coalition that included RJD, Congress and three Left events.
Kumar first took oath because the state’s chief minister in 2000, when his authorities fell inside per week. He was again as CM in 2005, and returned to energy 5 years later.
In Might, 2014, he stepped down however returned eight months later, elbowing out his then protégé Jitan Ram Manjhi and was again as CM in November, 2015, when the coalition of JD(U), RJD and Congress gained the meeting elections.
First Printed: Jan 28 2024 | 5:27 PM IST