Back as CM in 15 hrs: Nitish takes oath as CM, Sushil Modi as Deputy CM

RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav has lashed out at Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi and called for protests

PM Narendra Modi and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Today’s Paper : Less than a day after resigning as Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar on Thursday took oath as the head of the state’s government, which will include BJP and its allies.

BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, who had served as the deputy CM in the previous Nitish-NDA government, took oath as the deputy CM again.

Kumar met Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi late on Wednesday with NDA leaders and staked his claim to form a new government with the support of 132 MLAs.

Talking to reporters after meeting the Governor, BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi said that Nitish Kumar had been invited to take oath at 10 am on Thursday.

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“We gave letters of support of 132 MLAs,” he said.

Sushil Modi said that they had requested that the trust vote should take place at the earliest.

Asked if meeting the Governor at such a late hour reflected a fear that some MLAs could leave and join the RJD-Congress alliance, Sushil Modi said: “others may have fear, not us. | Readmore…

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