Nitish Kumar to be sworn in as CM tomorrow; Tejswavi as Deputy Prime Minister


New Delhi: The ongoing political turmoil in Bihar has taken a dramatic turn as Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi have extended their support to Nitish Kumar to form the government.

According to sources, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav would serve as deputy chief minister and the new government will include not only JD(U) but also Congress and RJD members. The new government, “preserving its independent identity”, is likely to receive external support from left-wing parties.

Nitish Kumar will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Bihar tomorrow. Tomorrow at 2 pm at the Raj Bhavan, the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister will be sworn in.

Nitish Kumar, once seen as a potential challenger to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, quit the BJP-led NDA coalition on Tuesday to position himself as the leader of the rival ‘Mahagathbandhan’ (Grand Alliance) contesting the statehood of Bihar. the eighth prime minister.

The list of 164 MLAs has been submitted to Governor Phagu Chauhan, who will decide when the swearing-in can take place. Earlier in the day, Kumar, 71, announced his resignation as chief minister leading the NDA coalition.

The effective strength of the National Assembly is 242 and the magic number is 122.

Kumar and Tejashwi Yadav will be sworn in as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister at 2 pm on Wednesday at the Raj Bhavan.

Apart from the understandable political calculations, the move is significant as it undermines the BJP’s influence in the crucial state in the Hindi-speaking heartland, where most of its legislators are recruited, ahead of the 2024 general elections that analysts predict will be the party’s way. otherwise win.

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