Nitish Kumar sworn in as Chief Minister of Bihar for sixth time in 12 years

Nitish Kumar was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the sixth time in 12 years. Kumar had announced his resignation just a day prior. However, he returned to office a little more than 12 hours of his resignation.

FP Staff July 27, 2017 22:54:27 IST
Bihar governor Keshari Nath Tripathi administers oath to JD(United) president Nitish Kumar as Chief Minister of Bihar at Raj Bhawan. Nitish Kumar returned as the Bihar chief minister for the sixth time. The development occurred barely a day after his dramatic resignation on Wednesday. Kumar's political manoeuvre dented the Opposition's unity, which could have a bearing on the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. PTI
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Bihar governor Keshari Nath Tripathi administers oath to JD(United) president Nitish Kumar as Chief Minister of Bihar at Raj Bhawan. Nitish Kumar returned as the Bihar chief minister for the sixth time. The development occurred barely a day after his dramatic resignation on Wednesday. Kumar's political manoeuvre dented the Opposition's unity, which could have a bearing on the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. PTI
BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi taking oath at Raj Bhawan. Nitish Kumar broke the grand alliance with the RJD and formed a government with the BJP. "I took the decision to form the new government in the interest of Bihar ... I am committed to the development of Bihar," Kumar said about the decision. However, RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav dubbed Nitish as an "opportunist."  PTI
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BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi taking oath at Raj Bhawan. Nitish Kumar broke the grand alliance with the RJD and formed a government with the BJP. "I took the decision to form the new government in the interest of Bihar ... I am committed to the development of Bihar," Kumar said about the decision. However, RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav dubbed Nitish as an "opportunist."  PTI
Kumar faced flak from UPA leaders. Among them was Rahul Gandhi. Gandhi hit out at Kumar for joining hands with the BJP. He also alleged that Kumar returned to the "communal forces" for his selfish political motives. PTI
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Kumar faced flak from UPA leaders. Among them was Rahul Gandhi. Gandhi hit out at Kumar for joining hands with the BJP. He also alleged that Kumar returned to the "communal forces" for his selfish political motives. PTI
Kumar, 66, will seek a trust vote during a one-day special session of the Bihar Assembly convened at 11 am on Friday after the governor Wednesday asked him to prove his majority on the floor of the House on 28 July. PTI
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Kumar, 66, will seek a trust vote during a one-day special session of the Bihar Assembly convened at 11 am on Friday after the governor Wednesday asked him to prove his majority on the floor of the House on 28 July. PTI