PM Modi, Rajnath Singh Welcome New Bihar Cabinet

Janata Dal (United) president Nitish Kumar was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Bihar for an unprecedented ninth term in a significant political development on Sunday.

The ceremony was held at the Raj Bhavan in Patna, where Governor Rajendra Arlekar administered the oath of office to Kumar. Earlier in the day, Kumar had resigned from his position, citing his dissatisfaction with the state of affairs in the Mahagathbandhan and the opposition bloc I.N.D.I.A.

Notably, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh extended their congratulations to the newly sworn-in leadership, expressing confidence in their commitment to fulfilling the aspirations of the people of Bihar.

Meanwhile, Nitish Kumar thanked the Prime Minister for the new alliance in Bihar. He wrote:-

Kumar was accompanied by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Vijay Kumar Sinha and Samrat Choudhary, who were also sworn in as ministers in the new government. It is noteworthy that Kumar, who had severed ties with the BJP less than 18 months ago, now formed a new government with the party.

Samrat Choudhary and Vijay Kumar Sinha were named leader and deputy leader, respectively, of the legislature party, and both are set to take on the roles of Deputy Chief Ministers in the new government, as confirmed by the Bihar Chief Minister.

Earlier, Nitish Kumar had submitted his resignation to Governor Rajendra Arlekar, expressing his dissatisfaction with the Mahagathbandhan and I.N.D.I.A. bloc and highlighting his efforts in allying while noting that recent developments were not in line with the expectations of his party.

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