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Bihar govt formation: Nitish Kumar to take oath as CM tomorrow, Sushil Modi as his deputy

Nitish Kumar has been chosen NDA legislature party leader at a key meeting in Patna. He is set to take oath as the chief minister of Bihar for the seventh time in 15 years. Sushil Kumar Modi has been chosen his Deputy.

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New Delhi Updated on: November 15, 2020 14:41 IST
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NDA legislature party meeting in Patna today, Nitish Kumar to be elected as its leader

The NDA in Bihar on Sunday 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 partys 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.

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