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Nitish Kumar unanimously elected as leader of NDA in Bihar; to return as CM

PTI Patna | Updated on November 15, 2020

Top BJP leaders Rajnath Singh, Devendra Fadnavis and Bhupendra Yadav take part in the meeting in Patna

The NDA in Bihar has unanimously elected Nitish Kumar as its leader in the state legislature, paving the way for his return as Chief Minister for the fourth consecutive term.

According to sources in the ruling coalition, an announcement to the effect was made at 1, Anney Marr, the Chief Ministers official residence, by senior BJP leader and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh who had flown down for the occasion.

 

The sources also said that senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi has been chosen the leader of the legislature party and is likely to return as Deputy CM while Tarkishore Prasad, the MLA from Katihar, has been elected as the party's leader in the state assembly.

Kumar is expected to meet Governor Phagu Chauhan staking claim for formation of the new government and is likely to take oath on Monday.

 

Other NDA leaders like Jitan Ram Manjhi’s HAM and Mukesh Sahnis Vikassheel Insaan Party were also present at the meeting. Senior BJP leaders like former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, the states in charge for the recent assembly polls, and Bhupendra Yadav, national general secretary in charge for Bihar were also part of the meeting.

Published on November 15, 2020

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