Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar Chief Minister

Janata Dal-United chief Nitish Kumar on Monday evening took oath as the Bihar chief minister.

Governor Phagu Chauhan administered the oath of office to Nitish Kumar in the presence of senior BJP leaders, including Union Home Minister Amit Shah and party president JP Nadda. 

This is Nitish Kumar’s fourth straight term as the Chief Minister of Bihar.

BJP’s Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi took oath as Deputy chief ministers.

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA), comprising BJP Janata Dal (United) JD(U), Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) and Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) secured 125 seats in the 243-member state Assembly. 

BJP won 74 seats, JD(U) won 43 seats, VIP and HAM won 4 seats each.

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) unanimously elected Janata Dal-United chief Nitish Kumar as the leader of its legislature party in Bihar on Sunday.