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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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In pics: How Bihar’s political crisis unfolded in 24 hours

Politics | Jul 27, 2017, 04:49 PM IST

The Raj Bhavan in Patna echoed with chants of 'Nitish Kumar Zindabad' as Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi administered the oath to national president of Janata Dal (United).