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Nitish Kumar Nitish Kumar Height: 1.73m DOB: 1 March 1951

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.

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Bihar: Return of jungle raj? Patna car showroom guard killed, Rs 9 lakh looted; journalist shot dead

Aug 11, 2022, 05:02 PM IST

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).

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Himanta Biswa Sarma takes a jibe at CM Nitish Kumar, calls him 'Margdarshak' for others | WATCH

India | Aug 11, 2022, 12:23 PM IST

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.

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'What a joke': Nitish Kumar rubbishes BJP's charge of 'he wanted to become vice president'

India | Aug 11, 2022, 01:12 PM IST

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.

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Bihar politics: How a courtesy call changed the political scenario in Patna

India | Aug 11, 2022, 11:07 AM IST

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.

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Grand Alliance brings no-confidence motion against Bihar Assembly Speaker

India | Aug 11, 2022, 10:44 AM IST

“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.

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Newly sworn-in CM Nitish Kumar to prove majority on Aug 24

India | Aug 10, 2022, 09:25 PM IST

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.

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Let people decide who's tallest leader among Nitish, Mamata and Rahul for 2024: Shatrughan Sinha

India | Aug 10, 2022, 08:41 PM IST

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.

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Bihar political drama: Sworn in as CM for eighth time, Nitish tells BJP to 'worry' about 2024

India | Aug 11, 2022, 12:04 AM IST

JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Wednesday took oath as Bihar chief minister for the eighth time in a ceremony at Raj Bhawan.

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Prashant Kishor on JD(U)-RJD renewed alliance: 'Hope political stability returns to Bihar now'

India | Aug 10, 2022, 03:08 PM IST

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.

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Trending | Aug 10, 2022, 01:35 PM IST

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.

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Bihar: Hours before swearing-in, Giriraj Singh digs up Lalu's old tweet on Nitish | Check

India | Aug 10, 2022, 12:16 PM IST

BJP MP of Bihar's Begusarai, Giriraj Singh, shared a 2017 tweet of Lalu Yadav saying, "The snake has entered your house."

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Bihar: Loss of power has upset BJP's calculations but it sees opportunity to grow | Details

India | Aug 10, 2022, 11:24 AM IST

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.

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Bihar: Nitish Kumar is master in the art of changing governments, know why

India | Aug 10, 2022, 11:22 AM IST

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.

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Bihar updates: Nitish, Tejashwi sworn in as CM, Dy CM in no-frills ceremony at Raj Bhawan

India | Aug 10, 2022, 05:12 PM IST

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.

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Nitish Kumar as Opposition's PM candidate in Lok Sabha 2024? Many wary of his 'U-turns'

India | Aug 09, 2022, 09:06 PM IST

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.

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Nitish Kumar ends ties with BJP again: How SP, TMC, other regional parties react

India | Aug 09, 2022, 08:19 PM IST

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.

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Nitish Kumar ends alliance with BJP: Twitterati can't keep calm! share hilarious memes & jokes

Trending | Aug 09, 2022, 07:13 PM IST

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.

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Tejashwi Yadav on renewed alliance with Nitish: 'BJP destroys parties with whom it forms alliance'

India | Aug 09, 2022, 07:03 PM IST

Bihar political crisis: Addressing a joint presser with Nitish Kumar, Tejashwi after meeting Governor said that BJP only knows to intimidate & buy people.

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Nitish Kumar's unique record: To take oath as Bihar CM for 8th time in 22 years

India | Aug 10, 2022, 09:17 AM IST

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).

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Nitish Kumar ditches BJP again as JD-U joins RJD, Congress' Mahagathbandhan

India | Aug 09, 2022, 04:51 PM IST

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.

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