Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated Nitish Kumar and Sushil Modi on being sworn in as the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister respectively and said he looked forward to working together for Bihar's prosperity. "Congratulations to @NitishKumar ji & @SushilModi ji. Looking forward to working together for Bihar's progress & prosperity," he tweeted
Kumar and Sushil Modi were administered the oath of office by Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi at the Raj Bhawan in Patna today.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 27, 2017
This is the JD-U president's second innings in the last two years. He snapped ties late on Wednesday with Grand Alliance partners Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress over corruption charges against RJD leader and Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav.
The Raj Bhavan here echoed with chants of "Nitish Kumar Zindabad" as Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi administered the oath to Nitish Kumar.
Nitish Kumar had in 2013 ended his party's association with the BJP, ending the 17-year-old alliance, after the party projected Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 general election.