Nitish Kumar to take oath as Bihar Chief Minister today
Patna: Nitish Kumar will take oath as the Chief Minister of Bihar on Wednesday, marking a major development in the political paradigm of the state.
He will take oath as Chief Minister of Bihar at 2 pm on Wednesday.
Nitish, 71, first quit the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, headed to the Governor House to resign as the Chief Minister and then joined hands with Lalu's son Tejashwi to launch the Grand Alliance 2.0 on Tuesday.
"Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) of seven parties, one Independent will work closely. We have 164 MLAs, who have all signed the letter of support," Nitish Kumar said after his second meeting with Governor Phagu Chauhan on Tuesday.
In the first one, he resigned as Chief Minister of the government which was in alliance with the BJP.
Less than an hour later, he returned to the Governor, accompanied by Tejashwi Yadav and other Opposition leaders, to state that they should be invited to form the next government based on their combined strength.
Tejashwi Yadav will also take oath as the Deputy Chief Minister.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state unit president Sanjay Jaiswal on Tuesday accused Kumar of having "backstabbed" the saffron outfit as well as the people's mandate of 2020.