Nitish Kumar is the Chief Minister of Bihar. He also served as a minister in the Union Government and belongs to the Janata Dal (United) political party. Owning responsibility for his party's poor performance in the 2014 general elections, on 17 May 2014, he resigned. However, in February 2015, he returned to office following a political crisis in the state. In November 2015, he won the state elections. On 10 April 2016, Nitish Kumar was elected as the national president of his party. On 26 July 2017, he resigned again as Chief Minister of Bihar over differences with the coalition partner RJD. Naming of Tejaswi Yadav (the deputy CM and Lalu Yadav's son) in an FIR by the CBI was the main cause of Kumar’s resignation. However, within hours, he joined the NDA coalition and secured a majority in the assembly. The very next day, he was CM, again. He belongs to a socialist class of politicians and learnt the lessons of politics from stalwarts like Jayaprakash Narayan and Ram Manohar Lohia. Between 1974 and 1977, he participated in Narayan's movement. Early life: Nitish Kumar was born in Harnaut, Nalanda district of Bihar. From Bihar College of Engineering, he got a degree in mechanical engineering in 1972. After graduation, he joined the Bihar State Electricity Board and later moved into politics.read more
Bihar Crime News: In capital Patna, 10-12 masked men entered into a Toyota car showroom located near Didarganj toll plaza on the national highway and looted Rs 9 lakh on Wednesday (August 10).
Bihar politics: Nitish Kumar was sworn in as Chief Minister for the eighth time while RJD's Tejashwi Yadav took oath as his Deputy CM.
Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday alleged that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar wanted to become the vice president and he dumped the BJP after the party failed to accommodate his ambitions.
Nitish wanted such a majority so that the BJP could not topple the government by making a dent in it, so remained silent till the figure reached 164 through the Left and Congress and the bet was played as soon as he got the chance.
“The motion against Sinha will be taken up by the House when it meets to enable Nitish Kumar to move a trust vote,” senior JD(U) leader Vijay Kumar Chaudhary said.
Bihar Political Drama: Leaders of the Mahagathbandhan also brought in a no-confidence motion against Speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha, of the BJP. Since he just has support of just 77 MLAs of his own party, it is most likely that he would resign from the post before motion.
Bihar political crisis: Speaking on the recent political developments in Bihar and the breaking of ties between BJP and JD(U), Shatrughan Sinha said that there is no doubt about the acceptability, respectability, and ability of Nitish Kumar, who can be a potential PM candidate for 2024.
JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Wednesday took oath as Bihar chief minister for the eighth time in a ceremony at Raj Bhawan.
Nitish Kumar had on Tuesday pulled the plug on JD(U)'s alliance with the BJP and resigned, and followed it up by staking claim to form a new government with support of the opposition Grand Alliance.
Nitish Kumar shocked many by putting in his papers at the Governor's house in Patna, making it clear that his alliance with the BJP.
BJP MP of Bihar's Begusarai, Giriraj Singh, shared a 2017 tweet of Lalu Yadav saying, "The snake has entered your house."
Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership, the BJP has managed to win over a large section of voters from backward castes and Dalits in many states and the party can successfully replicate this in Bihar.
Nitish Kumar had joined the then Atal Behari Vajpayee govt in Centre and proved to be a good administrator in his role as railway minister, introducing computerised railway reservation among other initiatives.
Congress has 19 MLAs in the 243-member Bihar Assembly while the JD(U) has 45, RJD 79, CPI(ML) 12, and CPI and CPI(M) each have two legislators. The BJP has 77 MLAs in Bihar while the Jitan Ram Manjhi-led Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) has 4. The House has one Independent MLA while one seat is vacant.
Bihar Political News: A senior Opposition leader also pointed out that Kumar is one among the several leaders with prime ministerial ambitions, including West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, besides Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
Bihar political crisis: Nitish Kumar is set to take oath once again as CM tomorrow at 4 pm tomorrow, armed with the support of the entire opposition, including the RJD and the Left parties.
Nitish Kumar has broken his alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). This has led to a meme fest on Twitter. Check out some of the funny memes and jokes which will leave you with rib-tickling laughter.
Bihar political crisis: Addressing a joint presser with Nitish Kumar, Tejashwi after meeting Governor said that BJP only knows to intimidate & buy people.
Bihar political crisis: Nitish Kumar met Governor Phagu Chauhan and tendered his resignation as chief minister of the NDA government in Bihar. He said the decision to sever ties with the NDA was taken by his party, the JD(U).
Bihar political crisis: Nitish Kumar handed over his resignation to Governor Phagu Chauhan and also letter of support from the RJD, Congress, Left and other smaller parties paving the way of return of the Mahagathbandhan government and him remaining the chief minister.