Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will take oath as CM of the new NDA government. Suspense on next deputy CM as well as Speaker still continues.
Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will take oath as CM of the new NDA government for the next term tomorrow. He told media persons here that he had been invited by the Bihar Governor Fagu Chauhan to form a new NDA government.
The oath ceremony of the new government would take place on Monday afternoon. The tentative time is 4:00 to 4:30 PM. Mr. Kumar told this to media persons after staking claim to form the new government.
He said that the letters of support of constituent parties of the NDA had been handed over to Governor. A letter regarding his election as leader of the NDA legislature party had also been submitted to the Governor.
Chief Minister said, “I have been nominated as next CM by the Governor soon after all required documents including letter regarding his election as leader of NDA were handed to him.” He further said that he would send a list of leaders to Governor for their appointment as ministers by evening for tomorrow morning.
Earlier, Mr. Kumar was elected as leader of the NDA legislature party at 1 Anne Marg, the official residence of Chief Minister. Chief Minister, however, refused to reply to a query of media persons regarding who would be next Deputy Chief Minister. He said it would be informed very soon.
Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi was elected as leader of the BJP legislature party. Nitish Kumar also did not reveal who would be the speaker of the new assembly. He said no discussion had taken place with BJP leaders and other constituent parties of the NDA in this connection. It appears that BJP has not decided as yet who would be the next Deputy Chief Minister.