New Delhi: Ending the alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Nitish Kumar took oath as Bihar’s chief minister for an eighth term on Wednesday.RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav took oath too, as the deputy chief minister, in a ceremony at the Raj Bhavan in Patna.
Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar CM for 8th time, after he announced a new “grand alliance” with Tejashwi Yadav’s RJD & other opposition parties pic.twitter.com/btHWJURsul
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This came a day after a huge political turmoil in the state, after which he broke the alliance of Janata Dal-United (JD-U) with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and announced to form a new “Grand Alliance” which includes Tejashwi Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and other Opposition parties.
The oath ceremony was attended by RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav and his wife Rajshri, former CM Rabri Devi and RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav at the swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhavan in Patna.
Meanwhile, Tejashwi Yadav also took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of the state.
Seven parties including 164 MLAs along with independent MLA in our Mahagathbandhan, said Nitish Kumar at a joint presser with RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav after meeting Bihar Governor Phagu Chauhan on Tuesday.