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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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'You've played in my lap...': Nitish Kumar's response to Tejashwi's dig during Bihar assembly debate

India | Feb 23, 2021, 06:57 PM IST

Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav interrupted Nitish Kumar on a number of occasions during his speech raising various issues. 

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Big jolt for Chirag Paswan as over 200 LJP leaders join JD(U)

India | Feb 18, 2021, 11:25 PM IST

More than 200 mid-level and lower-rung leaders of Chirag Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party joined the JD(U) in Bihar on Thursday.

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Cause of worry for BJP? Nitish Kumar's JD-U to contest Bengal polls solo

Elections | Feb 18, 2021, 07:01 PM IST

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is likely to campaign for JD-U candidates in Bengal. 

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Kanhaiya Kumar to join JDU? CPI leader meets Nitish's aide, triggers speculation

India | Feb 15, 2021, 05:23 PM IST

Ashok Choudhary's meeting with Kanhaiya Kumar, a staunch communist, came at a time when the young politician is said to have been left mortified by a censure motion that the CPI recently passed against him.

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'Farm laws in interest of farmers': Nitish Kumar after 'courtesy meeting' with PM Modi

Politics | Feb 11, 2021, 06:04 PM IST

​Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Speaking to reporters post the meeting, Kumar said his party is with the government on the farmers' issue and that the Centre has opted for the right path by holding talks with the farmer unions agitating against the three laws.

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Make in Bihar, invest in Bihar: Shahnawaz Hussain tells investors

India | Feb 10, 2021, 05:00 PM IST

Syed Shahnawaz Hussain, the new Industries Minister of Bihar, on Wednesday expressed resolve to usher in growth in the sector that has remained largely untapped in the state, where conditions have now become favourable with improvements in infrastructure.

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Nitish Kumar expands cabinet to include 17 new members, BJP's Shahnawaz Hussain gets industry

India | Feb 09, 2021, 04:16 PM IST

Bihar Cabinet Expansion: The much-awaited expansion of Nitish Kumar's cabinet comes 80 days after he was sworn-in as Chief Minister for the fifth time.

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Bihar: PMCH to get Rs 5540 cr 'world class' makeover

India | Feb 08, 2021, 07:08 PM IST

 At a function held inside the historical PMCH campus, the Chief Minister laid the foundation stone of the 5462-bed hospital coming up at a cost of Rs 5540 crore, which is expected to be complete in seven years, besides unveiling a plaque commemorating the occasion.

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Bihar: Nitish govt's latest decision - 'no govt job for anyone indulging in violent protests'

India | Feb 03, 2021, 12:15 PM IST

The Nitish Kumar government has issued a directive that says if anyone takes part in a violent protest, he/she will not be eligible for a government job and contracts.

Bihar cabinet expansion: CM Nitish Kumar likely to allocate portfolios to new ministers soon

Bihar cabinet expansion: CM Nitish Kumar likely to allocate portfolios to new ministers soon

Politics | Feb 02, 2021, 03:51 PM IST

The sources said that the Bihar leaders forwarded the probable names for inclusion in the Cabinet to Nadda on Monday. Deputy Chief Ministers Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi, Bihar BJP chief Sanjay Jaiswal and Rajya Sabha member Sushil Kumar Modi were present at the meeting.

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AIMIM MLAs meet Nitish; rubbish speculations of political realignment

Politics | Jan 29, 2021, 09:05 AM IST

All five MLAs of Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM in Bihar on Thursday met Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna but dismissed speculations of political realignment.

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'I only get details from newspaper': Nitish Kumar wishes speedy recovery to Lalu Prasad Yadav

India | Jan 25, 2021, 10:31 AM IST

Lalu Prasad Yadav was rushed to AIIMS in Delhi following deterioration in health. Lalu, 72, was undergoing treatment at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi.

BSP MLA in Bihar joins Nitish Kumar's JD(U); Independent pledges support

BSP MLA in Bihar joins Nitish Kumar's JD(U); Independent pledges support

India | Jan 23, 2021, 07:54 AM IST

Talking to reporters after calling on the chief minister, the MLAs, both of them in their 40s, expressed their admiration for Nitish Kumar's model of governance and development.

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Bihar cabinet expansion: Nitish Kumar says decks cleared as BJP, JDU iron out differences

India | Jan 19, 2021, 10:12 AM IST

Bihar Cabinet can have up to 36 members and at present it has only 13, besides the Chief Minister. PTI reported that there had been a tussle between Nitish Kumar and the BJP over the issue of representation.

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Rupesh murder case: 'Who are you supporting?' Nitish Kumar snaps at journalists

India | Jan 15, 2021, 04:45 PM IST

Rupesh Kumar, 40, was the IndiGo's airport manager. He was sprayed with bullets while he was inside his SUV in Punaichak of Patna.

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Bihar CM can't sleep without counting 100-150 corpses: Tejashwi Yadav slams Nitish Kumar

India | Jan 14, 2021, 11:34 AM IST

Yadav tweeted (roughly translated from Hindi), "No one is safe under the adulterated Bihar government. MLAs and their families are being massacred in public. The Chief Minister and his deputies cannot go to sleep until they count 100-150 corpses per day in Bihar".

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Nitish breaks silence over IndiGo manager's murder, asks Bihar top cop to ensure strong action

India | Jan 13, 2021, 10:03 PM IST

Those behind the crime should be given severe punishment after a speedy trial, CM Nitish Kumar told Bihar DGP.

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IndiGo manager's murder: 'Selected' CM is a tired man, unable to run govt, Tejashwi attacks Nitish

India | Jan 13, 2021, 07:10 PM IST

Rupesh Kumar, 40, who was exployed as station mamager with IndiGo, was shot multiple times outside his apartment in Punaichak area on Tuesday evening.

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Nitish Kumar reveals Bihar vaccine roll out plan; slams Akhilesh Yadav

India | Jan 05, 2021, 05:33 PM IST

Bihar Latest News: Nitish Kumar told reporters in Patna that the first shots of the anti-coronavirus vaccine will be administered to healthcare workers and those above the age of 50. 

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Nitish Kumar's son richer than his father. How much cash, jewellery Bihar CM has?

India | Jan 01, 2021, 05:36 PM IST

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has Rs 35,885 in cash and nearly Rs 34,000 deposited in the bank while his son Nishant has Rs 28,297 in cash and Rs 1 crore in Fixed Deposit (FD) or deposits in various banks.

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