Creating a new history in the politics of Bihar, Nitish Kumar has sworn in as the Chief Minister of the state for the seventh time in two decades. In the presence of top NDA leaders like Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP National President Jagat Prakash Nadda , Governor Fagu Chauhan administered the oath of office and secrecy to Nitish Kumar at a function held at Raj Bhavan.
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Apart from Nitish, 14 others have taken oath of minister, including BJP Legislature party leader Tarkishore Prasad, Renu Devi, Vijay Kumar Choudhary, Ashok Choudhary, Mangal Pandey etc. This time seven ministers are from BJP, five from JDU, one each from HAM and VIP.
Nitish on the path of making record
After the oath Nitish Kumar is on the path of leaving behind the record of the highest serving Chief Minister of the Bihar state, Shri Krishna Singh, who had served in this post from pre-independence to his death in 1961.
Kumar was first sworn in as the Chief Minister of the state in 2000, but his government lasted for a week due to lack of majority and he had to return as a minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government at the centre.
Five years later, he returned to power with a resounding victory of the JDU-BJP alliance, and after the coalition won a landslide victory in 2010, the chief minister’s seer was once again tied on Nitish Kumar’s head.
After this, he resigned from the post of Chief Minister, taking moral responsibility for the defeat of JDU in the Lok Sabha elections in May 2014, but due to the rebellious attitude of Jitan Ram Manjhi, he had to take command again in February 2015.