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Nitish Kumar's oath taking today, Tejashwi Yadav to be deputy | As it happened

Bihar Political Crisis: The swearing-in ceremony of Nitish Kumar is scheduled at 2 pm on Wednesday at the Rajendra Mandapam inside Raj Bhavan. Besides him, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav will also take the oath as Deputy Chief Minister.

Reported By : Nitish Chandra Edited By : Poorva Joshi, Nivedita Dash | Patna
Updated on: August 10, 2022 0:07 IST
Nitish Kumar, Bihar, Janata Dal United, BJP
Image Source : PTI Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar with Rashtriya Janata Dal leaders Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap, in Patna, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022.

Bihar political crisis: Bihar Governor Phagu Chauhan on Tuesday invited Nitish Kumar to form the government in Bihar again after the JD-U leader staked his claim and submitted the list of 165 MLAs supporting him. The swearing-in ceremony of Nitish Kumar is scheduled at 2 pm on Wednesday at the Rajendra Mandapam inside Raj Bhavan. Besides him, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav will also take the oath as Deputy Chief Minister. Nitish Kumar wants to take the oath on Wednesday afternoon as it will be a "Shubh Muhurat" (auspicious day). Wednesday is a "Purnima" of the ongoing Sawan month, which is of great importance in Hindu tradition. While some sources said that six ministers will also be sworn-in on Wednesday, there is also a possibility that only Nitish Kumar and Tejashwi Yadav will be sworn-in and the cabinet expansion will take place later on. However, it is not clear who the other MLAs would take oath at Wednesday's event. Sources have said that the portfolios occupied by the BJP will be given to the RJD, the Congress and Left parties. The leaders of the Mahagathbandhan are tightlipped on the distribution of portfolios but sources have said that Nitish Kumar will keep the Home portfolio with himself, and the post of Assembly Speaker will go to the RJD. It is understood that Nitish Kumar will distribute the portfolios in a ratio of 1:4 or one minister for four MLAs. There is also a possibility that as there are 7 alliance partners in the Mahagathbandhan, the ratio may jump to 1:5. For JD-U, Vijay Kumar Chaudhary, Ashok Chaudhary, Shrawan Kumar, Jama Khan, and Sumit Singh are the front runners for occupying ministerial berths again. For the RJD, Bhai Virendra, Tej Pratap Yadav, Rahul Tiwari, etc are also in the race.

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  • 9:11 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Tejashwi to be Nitish's Deputy, Congress likely to get 4 ministerial berths, say sources

    According to sources, Tejashwi Yadav will be sworn-in as Bihar Deputy Chief Minister while Congress likely to get 4 ministerial berths in the new government say sources.

  • 8:57 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Nitish Kumar calls Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi

    Nitish Kumar has called Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi to express his gratitude for supporting Mahagathbandhan and forming the government in Bihar, Congress Sources said.

  • 8:56 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Nitish Kumar won't get respect with RJD that he got while being with BJP: Sushil Modi

    He (Nitish Kumar) won't get that respect with RJD that he got while being with BJP. We made him CM despite having more seats & never tried to break his party. We broke only those who betrayed us. In Maharashtra, Shiv Sena betrayed us & faced consequences, said BJP Rajya Sabha MP Sushil Modi.

  • 8:05 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Nitish Kumar to take oath as Bihar CM once again at 2 pm tomorrow

    JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar, who resigned earlier in the day as CM and broke ties with BJP, will take oath as CM once again as Bihar CM tomorrow at 2 pm. The new government will be formed comprising 6 regional parties under JD(U)-RJD-led 'Mahagathbandhan' (Grand Alliance).

  • 7:27 PM (IST) Posted by Hritika Mitra

    Centre made Nitish Kumar the Bihar CM in 1996, 98: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Centre made Nitish Kumar the Bihar CM in 1996, 98: Ravi Shankar Prasad  

  • 7:05 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Finally the victory of good over evil: Tej Pratap Yadav

    Finally the victory of good over evil: Tej Pratap Yadav

  • 6:31 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Across the Hindi heartland, BJP does not have any alliance partner: Tejashwi Yadav

    Across the Hindi heartland, BJP does not have any alliance partner, history tells that BJP destroys the parties with whom it forms an alliance. We did see that happening in Punjab & Maharashtra. JP Nadda said they'll end regional parties. BJP knows only to intimidate & buy people. All of us wanted the BJP's agenda shouldn't be implemented in Bihar, we all know Laluji stopped 'Rath' of Advaniji, we won't relent at any cost: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav

  • 6:24 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    I have support of 164 MLAs, says Nitish Kumar as he stakes claim to govt

    I came here to meet Governor and gave my resignation. There are 7 parties including 164 MLAs along with Independents in Mahagathbandahan: Nitish Kumar at a joint presser with Tejashwi Yadav after meeting Governor

  • 6:03 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    BJP-JDU govt was not as per the mandate: Sharad Yadav

    People voted for the very same alliance during the state polls that have been formed now. The previous govt (BJP-JDU govt) was not as per the mandate of the people, it's only now that the state government will be as per the people's mandate, said Sharad Yadav, RJD leader.

  • 5:27 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Bihar: Nitish Kumar & RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav reach Raj Bhawan in Patna, stake claim

    Bihar: Nitish Kumar & RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav reach Raj Bhawan in Patna, stake claim

     

  • 5:23 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    This decision will prove to be a milestone not only for Bihar but for the country: Upendra Kushwaha

    This decision will prove to be a milestone not only for Bihar but for the country: Upendra Kushwaha

  • 4:56 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    'Nitish Sabke Hai' poster appears at the JD(U) headquarters in Patna

    'Nitish Sabke Hai' poster appears at the JD(U) headquarters in Patna as Nitish Kumar forms an alliance with RJD after leaving NDA

  • 4:44 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Let us forget what happened in 2017 and begin a new chapter: Nitish to Tejashwi Yadav

    Let us forget what happened in 2017 and begin a new chapter, said JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar to RJD's Tejashwi Yadav: RJD source

  • 4:41 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Whatever happened today is a betrayal of Bihar's people: BJP

    We fought the 2020 polls together under NDA, the mandate was for JD-U and BJP, we won more seats despite that, Nitish Kumar was made the CM. Whatever happened today is a betrayal of Bihar's people & the BJP: Bihar BJP chief Sanjay Jaiswal

     

  • 4:40 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Jitan Ram Manjhi's HAM extends unconditional support

    Jitan Ram Manjhi's Hindustani Awam Morcha extends unconditional support to Nitish Kumar & Mahagathbandhan

  • 4:40 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Nitish Kumar & RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav to address joint presser

    Nitish Kumar & RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav leave together the residence of Rabri Devi in Patna

  • 4:28 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Chirag Paswan demands imposition of President's Rule in Bihar

    Chirag Paswan demands imposition of President's Rule in Bihar, accuses Nitish Kumar of insulting people's mandate for second time. Chirag calls for fresh elections in Bihar, says BJP did everything Nitish Kumar asked for as CM.

  • 4:26 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    It's a good start: SP chief Akhilesh Yadav on political situation in Bihar

    It's a good start. On this day the slogan of 'Angrezo Bharat Chhodo' was given and today the slogan of 'BJP Bhagaon' is coming from Bihar. I think soon political parties and people in different states will stand against BJP: SP chief Akhilesh Yadav on political situation in Bihar

  • 4:15 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Nitish Kumar meets Tejashwi Yadav

    After tendering his resignation, Nitish Kumar arrives at the residence of Rabri Devi in Patna

  • 4:04 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Today credibility of Nitish Kumar is zero: Chirag Paswan

    Today credibility of Nitish Kumar is zero. We want President rule to be imposed in Bihar & the state should go for a fresh mandate. Do you (Nitish Kumar)have any ideology or not? In next polls, JDU will get 0 seats: Chirag Paswan, LJP leader (Ram Vilas faction) 

  • 3:57 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Nitish Kumar resigns as CM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar resigned from his post after meeting the Governor. "All MPs and MLAs are at a consensus that we should leave the NDA," he said.

  • 3:52 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Fresh elections should be held in Bihar: RK Singh

    Fresh elections should be held in Bihar. Nitish Kumar should re-connect with the public again. 15 yrs of RJD rule took the state backwards, CM Nitish Kumar also said this multiple times. How will he justify going into an alliance with RJD whom he said is corrupt? All of this is politics for power, there's no morality, and he should be ashamed: RK Singh

  • 3:49 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    RJD-JDU alliance not good for Bihar: Pashupati Paras

    The RJD-JDU alliance is not good for Bihar. This experiment has been done earlier, which failed miserably. There is no question of me walking out of NDA: Pashupati Paras

  • 3:41 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Nitish Kumar reaches Raj Bhawan

    Nitish Kumar reaches Raj Bhawan to meet Governor

  • 3:05 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    BJP core group meeting at 6 pm in Patna

    Soon after Bihar CM Nitish Kumar will meet Governor Phagu Chauhan, BJP will convene another core group meeting at 6 pm.

  • 3:04 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    RJD likely to extend support to Nitish Kumar

  • 2:52 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    "We strengthen our own party, we don't weaken any other party": BJP leader

  • 2:43 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    JD(U) leader Upendra Kushwaha congratulates Nitish Kumar

  • 2:42 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Tejashwi Yadav slams BJP during Mahagatbandhan meeting

    Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav rained down heavily on BJP during the meeting of the Grand Alliance. He said, "After Bihar, change of power is needed in Delhi."

  • 2:37 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    "Present alliance is trying to weaken us since 2020": JD(U) leaders tell Nitish

  • 2:36 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    "BJP was insulting us": Nitish Kumar tells JD(U) leaders

    Bihar CM Nitish Kumar told JD(U) leaders today that BJP was insulting them. His statement came not so long after an official announcement was made at the JD(U) MLAs meeting that the NDA alliance in Bihar will come to an end.

  • 2:34 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Another round of Mahagatbandhan meeting likely after Nitish Kumar meets Governor

    Bihar CM Nitish Kumar will meet Governor Phagu Chauhan at 4 pm, after which another round of Mahagatbandhan meeting led by RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav is likely, said sources. This meeting may take place at 5 pm.

  • 1:36 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    "BJP never initiated anything that may stir up a controversy," says Kaushal Kishore

  • 1:33 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Sources say Tejashwi Yadav to make final call, Lalu Yadav closely watching

  • 1:32 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    RJD MLAs authorize Tejashwi Yadav to take decision: Sources

  • 1:31 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    What happens when JD(U)-BJP end alliance? Seat share:

    With JD(U) and BJP in alliance in Bihar, the seat share looked like this:

    Majority mark: 122

    BJP: 77
    JDU: 45
    HAM: 04

    Total: 126

    If JD-U comes together with RJD, Congress:

    RJD: 79
    JD-U: 45
    HAM: 04
    CONGRESS: 19
    LEFT: 16

    Total: 163

  • 1:18 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    JD(U)-BJP alliance comes to an end, official announcement made in JD(U) MLA meeting

    The JD(U)-BJP alliance is officially coming to an end, it was announced during the meeting of JD(U) MLAs that took place in Patna. CM Nitish Kumar will meet Governor Phagu Chauhan at 4 pm.

  • 1:15 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Nitish Kumar to meet Bihar governor at 4 pm

    Bihar CM Nitish Kumar is likely to meet Governor Phagu Chauhan at 4 pm amid intense political activity in Bihar, reported news agency PTI.

  • 1:11 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    BJP meeting comes to an end, leaders wait for Nitish Kumar's next move

    The BJP leaders meeting held at residence of Bihar Deputy CM Tarkishor Prasad's residence has come to an end. As per reports, BJP leaders are waiting for Nitish Kumar on whether he will resign or not. Based on that, BJP will make its next move. 

  • 1:09 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    'Tejashwi Bhava', tweets Lalu Yadav's daughter Chanda

  • 12:22 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    BJP holds meeting at Bihar Deputy CM Tarkishor Prasad's residence

    The BJP also held a meeting of its top leaders at Deputy Chief Minister Tarkishor Prasad's residence, while the parallel meetings of JD(U) and RJD were going on.

  • 12:17 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to resign after meeting governor, claims Congress leader

    Congress leader Tariq Anwar has claimed that Bihar CM Nitish Kumar will resign from his post, after his meeting with Governor Phagu Chauhan at 12:30 pm. After this, a discussion will take place among all parties. The discussion will decide whether Kumar will retain his post as CM or not.

  • 11:52 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    CM Nitish Kumar likely to meet Governor Phagu Chauhan at 12.30 pm today

  • 11:50 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    BJP ministers seek time from Governor, may resign from Nitish cabinet

    Some JD(U) leaders and BJP leaders sought time from Bihar governor Phagu Chauhan, said sources. They might resign from the Bihar cabinet.

  • 11:29 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    "If Nitish Kumar comes, we'll welcome him," says Bihar Congress leader

  • 11:17 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Parallel meetings underway at residences of Nitish Kumar, Lalu Prasad Yadav

    Amid speculations of a rift in the JD(U)-BJP alliance in the Bihar state government, parallel meetings were called by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar at his residence and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav at Lalu Prasad Yadav's residence in Patna. Leaders of both parties arrived in Patna, and both meetings began at 11 am. 

  • 11:13 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    BJP's State Gen Secy (Org) Bhikhubhai Dalsaniya arrives at residence of Bihar Dy CM

  • 10:46 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    "Meeting called to discuss organisational matters", says JD(U) leader

    “Our party had held many such meetings of MPs and MLAs in the past. We have been told that the current meeting has been called to discuss organisational matters. Never heard about any major crisis in the NDA," said Ram Nath Thakur, a Rajya Sabha member, low key but known to enjoy proximity to the chief minister by virtue of being the son of late Karpoori Thakur, the latter's political mentor.

  • 10:45 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    JD(U), RJD to hold parallel meetings at 11 am

    Members of both houses of Parliament and state legislature, belonging to Bihar CM Nitish Kumar’s JD(U), have converged to attend a meeting at his official residence, amid speculations of a major political move by the veteran leader, senior party functionaries said. The meeting is scheduled to commence at 11 AM.

     

  • 10:43 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    "Our meeting is on the issue of Census," says JD(U) MLC

    JD(U) MLC Kumud Verma arrived for the JD(U) meeting at Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's residence. Talking to reporters, she said, "Our meeting is on the issue of Census...Everything is alright...We are happy (when asked if JDU is not happy in alliance with BJP in the state)."

  • 10:42 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Mobile phones of RJD leaders collected before meeting commences

    As per reports, mobile phones of all RJD MLAs and leaders who arrived at Lalu Prasad Yadav's residence were collected outside. They have come for a meeting called by Tejashwi Yadav amid speculations of a split in NDA alliance in Bihar. The meeting will begin at 11 am.

  • 10:39 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    RJD MLAs, leaders arrive at Lalu Prasad Yadav's residence

  • 10:38 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    MLAs of left parties arrive at Lalu Prasad Yadav's residence in Patna

  • 10:38 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    JD(U) MLC Kumud Verma, MP Sunil Kumar arrive at Nitish Kumar's residence in Patna

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