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Bihar Politics Summary: “We will stay together,” Nitish said after returning to NDA

Bihar Politics Highlights: Nitish Kumar took swearing as chief minister for the ninth time, cutting ties with the RJD and rejoining the NDA.

Nitish Kumar took the oath of office as Bihar’s chief minister for a record-breaking ninth time on Sunday, then resigned and severed connections with the Rashtriya Janata Dal. He returned to the BJP-led NDA, and two other BJP politicians, Samrat Choudhary and Vijay Kumar Sinha, took their oaths as deputy chief ministers. The shortlist of officials who took their vows on Sunday also includes HAM-S party members and one independent MLA.

Nitish Kumar abandoned the Mahagathbandhan, which he became a member barely 18 months ago, dealing a severe setback to the opposition group INDIA.

K C Tyagi, the party’s political strategist and spokesperson, warned journalists in Delhi that Bihar’s grand coalition government is on the brink of collapse, accusing a portion of the Congress party of continually “insulting” Kumar. “The India alliance is on the edge of disintegration. “The coalition of INDIA bloc parties is nearly over in Punjab, West Bengal, and Bihar,” he stated.

Nitish Kumar speaks to media after swearing-in as chief minister of Bihar on Sunday

Here are the key elements about current events in Bihar politics:

  • The state’s three major political parties, BJP, JD-U, and the RJD, continued meeting with their lawmakers throughout Saturday.
  • Until late evening, heated debates raged in the JD(U), which accused the Congress of disrespecting Kumar, in the BJP, on how to welcome Kumar back, and in the RJD, the biggest party in the legislative assembly, on how not to give ground in any circumstance that arose in Bihar on Sunday.
  • The JD (U), who has scheduled a legislative meeting on Sunday, had an informal gathering with MPs over chai on Saturday evening.
  • According to those aware of the JD(U)-BJP deliberations, the latter offered Renu Devi and Tarkishore Prasad the position of deputy chief minister. Still, Prasad may be supplanted by Sushil Modi, whom Kumar likes.
  • However, the BJP’s two coalition members, the LJP (Ram Vilas) and HAM-S are concerned about the developments.

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