Nitish to take oath as Bihar CM on November 20

PATNA: Nitish Kumar, who along with RJD chief Lalu Prasad, steered the Grand Secular Alliance to a landslide mandate of over two-thirds majority in Bihar assembly poll, will be sworn in as Chief Minister on Novermber 20 for a third term along with his new cabinet.

Kumar, who was elected the leader of the Grand Alliance legislature party leader paving the way for his becoming the CM, told reporters outside Raj Bhawan after meeting Governor Ram Nath Kovind that he will take oath as Chief Minister on November 20 at 2 PM at Gandhi Maidan here.

Emerging from Raj Bhawan after about a 45 minute meeting, he said all the three parties of the alliance – JD(U), RJD and Congress would be part of his new cabinet.

In reply to a question by newsmen as to how many ministers would take oath with him on November 20, Kumar merely said the maximum limit for Bihar House was fixed at 36. (AGENCIES)


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