Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: Nitish Kumar took oath as the chief minister of Bihar — for the 9th time — hours after he tendered his resignation as the Chief Minister of the RJD-JD(U) government. Jitan Ram Manjhi, Chirag Paswan, Samrat Chaudhary, JP Nadda were present as Nitish took the oath amid chants of Bharat Mata ki Jai and Jai Shree Ram. Last time, Nitish Kumar took oath as the Chief Minister was in 2022 when he severed his ties with the NDA and joined the RJD, Congress and the Left alliance and became the chief minister of the Mahagathbandhan in Bihar.
Earlier, Nitish Kumar arrived at the Raj Bhavan in Patna and handed over his resignation to Governor Rajendra Arlekar on January 28.
Calling on the Governor at Raj Bhavan, Nitish told him, “We have decided to sever ties with the Mahagathbandhan in the state.”
The development comes amidbuzz that Nitish would rejoin the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), bringing an end to the Mahagathbandhan rule in the state.
The fast-changing political events in the state were triggered by a social media post from former CM and RJD chief Lalu Yadav’s daughter, Rohini Acharya, in which she took a swipe at the JD(U) saying that while the ‘socialist party’ styles itself as progressive, its ideology shifts with the changing wind patterns.