Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday congratulated Nitish Kumar for taking oath as Bihar Chief Minister.
In a post on ‘X’, Adityanath said, “Hearty congratulations to Shri @NitishKumar ji for taking oath as Chief Minister of Bihar and Shri Samrat Chaudhary ji and Shri Vijay Sinha ji for taking oath as Deputy Chief Ministers! I am fully confident that The dual engine government formed in Bihar will set excellent standards of service, good governance and development in the state under the leadership of respected Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji.”
JD(U) president Kumar on Sunday took oath as Bihar Chief Minister for a record ninth time after a dramatic change of course, abandoning the Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) and opposition bloc INDIA and forming a new government with the BJP, which he had abandoned less than 18 months ago.
Kumar took oath before Governor Rajendra Arlekar at Raj Bhavan in Patna in the presence of senior leaders, including BJP national president JP Nadda, hours after he resigned from office, saying “things were not working well” for him in the Great Alliance. and the opposition bloc.
BJP leaders Samrat Choudhary and former president Vijay Kumar Sinha were among those who took oath. The two are appointed deputy chief ministers.
Earlier, Choudhary and Sinha were appointed leader and deputy leader respectively of the BJP legislative party. They thanked the party’s top leadership for the opportunity and promised to “protect Bihar from the jungle raj unleashed by Lalu Prasad’s RJD”.
JD(U) members Vijay Kumar Choudhary, Vijendra Yadav and Shrawan Kumar also took oath, apart from Santosh Kumar Suman of the Hindustan Awam Morcha, led by former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, and independent legislator Sumit Singh.
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First published: January 28, 2024 | 19:43 IS