Source: PTI
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Nitish Kumar Takes Oath As Bihar's Chief Minister

Written By Annanya Johari | Mumbai | Published:

Nitish Kumar took oath as Chief Minister of Bihar at the Raj Bhawan in Patna on Thursday. He was sworn in with Sushil Kumar Modi who took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister.

Hours after alliance leader Lalu Prasad Yadav's warning and statement of "I made Nitish the Chief Minister",  Nitish Kumar, on Wednesday, met Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi and resigned from his post.The Governor, who was to visit Kolkata, canceled his trip after he got a call from the Chief Minister.

Nitish Kumar reportedly told his ministers, "'Samay aa gaya hain, humhe karna hain' (The time has come, we have to do this)." 

Earlier, the Bihar unit of the BJP had said that it would offer unconditional support to the Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) in the State. “We are not in favour of mid-term elections in Bihar,” BJPs Sushil Kumar Modi said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took to Twitter to congratulate Nitish Kumar on ‘joining the fight against corruption.’

"Congratulations to Nitish Kumar on joining the fight against corruption. 125 crore citizens welcome and support his honest move”, PM Modi said.

He added: "It is the need of the hour to rise above political differences and come together to fight against corruption for the development of the country, especially in Bihar."

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Nitish Kumar took to the social networking site to thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his support.  

"Samay aa gaya hain, humhe karna hain

Hours after alliance leader Lalu Prasad Yadav's warning and statement of "I made Nitish the Chief Minister", Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on Wednesday, met Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi and resigned from his post.The Governor, who was to visit Kolkata, canceled his trip after he got a call from the Chief Minister.

Nitish Kumar reportedly told his ministers, 'Samay aa gaya hain, humhe karna hain' (The time has come, we have to do this).

Lalu Warns: I Made Nitish The CM

Earlier in the day, the RJD leader, in a statement to emphasised his influence on the Mahagathbandhan, said, "I made Nitish the CM."

"Humne gathbandhan banaya hai. Hum ne Nitish ko CM banaya hain. Saaf saaf bata rahe hain, koi dikkat nahi hain gathbandhan main (I have formed the gathbandhan. I have made Nitish the CM. I am clarifying it here, there is no problem in the gathbandhan), leader said.

Merely few moments after, Bihar’s Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav cried ‘political vendetta.’ Tejashwi went on to add that nobody had asked for his resignation and these were ‘false and baseless’ allegations against him.

Attacking the BJP, Tejashwi Yadav said, ‘BJP is trying to break Mahagathbandhan’

 

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