Nitish Kumar Sworn in as Bihar Chief Minister with New Team
Nitish Kumar, the JD(U) president, has been sworn in as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the ninth time, forming a new government with the BJP. The swearing-in ceremony took place at the Raj Bhawan in Patna, where Bihar Governor Rajendra Arlekar administered the oath of office to Nitish Kumar and several other leaders. The new Cabinet includes two BJP leaders serving as deputy chief ministers, along with several other ministers from different political backgrounds.
New Cabinet Ministers
The newly formed Bihar government includes the following Cabinet ministers:
- Samrat Choudhary (BJP): He has been elected as the leader of the BJP’s legislature party and will also serve as the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar. Choudhary has a diverse political background, having been associated with RJD and JD(U) before joining the BJP six years ago.
- Vijay Kumar Sinha (BJP): He has been appointed as the second deputy chief minister of Bihar. Sinha has previously served as the Speaker of the Bihar Legislative Assembly.
- Other Cabinet Ministers: The new Cabinet also includes leaders from Janata Dal (United), Hindustan Awam Morcha, and an Independent legislator.
Reactions and Political Landscape
The formation of the new government with the BJP has led to various reactions from political leaders. Tejashwi Yadav, the former Deputy Chief Minister, expressed confidence in the support of the people and stated that the game has just begun. Lalu Prasad’s son, Tej Pratap Yadav, compared Nitish Kumar to a “chameleon” in his social media posts.
Nitish Kumar’s return to the NDA marks a significant political move, given his history of alliances and realignments. This is the fourth such move in the past decade, leading to varied reactions and speculations about the future political landscape in Bihar.
The new government’s formation and the inclusion of leaders from different parties reflect the evolving political dynamics in Bihar, setting the stage for potential shifts and developments in the state’s political arena.
The swearing-in of the new Cabinet ministers and the formation of the government with the BJP have set the stage for a new phase in Bihar’s political landscape, with the potential for significant developments and realignments in the future.