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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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Prashant Kishor addresses press conference in Patna, Slams Nitish and Lalu governments

News | May 05, 2022, 12:10 PM IST

Prashant Kishor, addressed a press conference in Patna. Leading an attack on the former governments of Bihar, Kishor said that Bihar was the most backward state in the nation and that for 30 years it was ruled by govts of Lalu Prasad Yadav and Nitish Kumar.

Major lapse in Nitish Kumar's security, gets attacked by man during function

News | Mar 28, 2022, 07:20 AM IST

There was a major lapse in Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's security, when he was attending a function in his hometown Bakhtiyarpur on Sunday. The video that went viral shows a man attacking the Bihar CM when he had bent to pay floral tribute to the statue of Shilbhadra Yaji.

PM Modi listened to everyone's opinion: CM Nitish on Caste Census

News | Aug 24, 2021, 06:00 PM IST

A day after meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding caste-based census, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on August 24 said that PM listened to everyone's opinion carefully and now he has to make a decision.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar led delegation meets PM Modi on Caste-based Census issue

News | Aug 23, 2021, 06:20 PM IST

A delegation led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 23.

PM Modi's decision on Caste-based Census will be acceptable to all: Bihar Mines Minister

News | Aug 23, 2021, 12:28 PM IST

A delegation of 11-member, led by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Caste-based Census on August 23.

Nitish and Tejashwi interact with media after meeting PM Modi, say, 'Awaiting decision'

News | Aug 23, 2021, 12:28 PM IST

Nitish Kumar along with Tejashwi Yadav and a delegation of leaders from various parties of Bihar met PM Modi to discuss caste-based census. After the meeting Nitish and Tejashwi interacted with the media and said that they are awaiting the decision.

Nitish Kumar to discuss caste census with PM Modi with a delegation of leaders from ten parties

News | Aug 23, 2021, 07:47 AM IST

A delegation of leaders from 10 political parties, including Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Leader of Opposition in Bihar Legislative Assembly, Tejashwi Yadav is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to demand a caste-based census. According to the details, the meeting is scheduled to be held at 11:00 am today.

PM Modi insulted CM Nitish, didn't grant him time to discuss caste census: Tejashwi Yadav

News | Aug 13, 2021, 06:20 PM IST

Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly, Tejashwi Yadav on August 13 slammed PM Narendra Modi and said that the PM has insulted CM Nitish Kumar for not giving him time to meet over caste-based census.

Sanjay Raut thanks Nitish Kumar for raising Pegasus issue before govt

News | Aug 03, 2021, 03:00 PM IST

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, while interacting with the media, said, "I'm grateful to Nitish Kumar. He has always been an ideal leader.

BJP responds to 'Nitish is PM material' remark, Says Modi is the PM for BJP and NDA

News | Aug 02, 2021, 03:20 PM IST

JDU leader Upendra Kushwaha recently remarked that Nitish Kumar is PM material. However, responding to Kushwaha's statement, Samrat Chaudhary clarified that Nitish may be the PM material for JDU, but Narendra Modi is the PM for BJP and NDA.

Why Opposition wants caste census in Bihar?

News | Jul 30, 2021, 10:33 PM IST

Leader of the opposition Tejashwi Yadav on Friday met Bihar Chief Minister and urged him to take up the issue of a caste-based census with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In this regard, the CM has agreed, in principle, claimed Tejashwi.

Top Breaking News | NDA ally Nitish Kumar opposes population control bill

News | Jul 13, 2021, 01:40 PM IST

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar said on Monday that merely framing a law would not serve any purpose as far as the issue of population control is concerned. He stressed the need for proper education and awareness among women to achieve the objective.

CM Nitish Kumar holds 'Janta Darbar' in Patna

News | Jul 12, 2021, 01:52 PM IST

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar held 'Janta Darbar' in Patna on July 12. He listened to the applicants and assured them of action regarding their issues.

Bihar Unlock: Schools and colleges will reopen with 50% attendance

News | Jul 05, 2021, 02:40 PM IST

The Bihar government has eased Covid restrictions in the state as the situation continues to improve. The government has decided that universities, schools and colleges will reopen with 50 per cent attendance.

'Nitish Kumar is circumstantial CM': Bihar BJP MLC

News | Jun 03, 2021, 05:56 PM IST

Bihar BJP MLC Tunna Pandey on June 02 criticized state Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for holding the post. While speaking to ANI, Pandey said, "Nitish Kumar is a 'circumstantial' Chief Minister.

Bihar govt imposes night curfew, educational institutes to remain shut till May 15

News | Apr 18, 2021, 10:27 PM IST

Bihar government has imposed night curfew (9 pm to 5 am) in the state as COVID cases are continue to rise. While addressing a press conference over COVID situation in the state, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on April 18 informed, "Schools, colleges and other educational institutes will remain closed and no examination will be held by state-run schools and universities till May 15. Cinema halls, malls, clubs, gyms, and parks will be closed till May 15."

Bihar CM takes 2nd dose of COVID vaccine at Patna's IGIMS

News | Apr 15, 2021, 08:07 PM IST

Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar on April 15 took the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Patna.

'Bihar Police now CM Kumar's Police, he must take back black law': Tejashwi Yadav

News | Mar 25, 2021, 09:20 PM IST

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on March 25 slammed JDU government in Bihar over the action against opposition MLAs and sharply criticised Bihar Special Armed Police Bill 2021.

Upendra Kushwaha is new chairman of JD(U)'s parliamentary board: Nitish Kumar

News | Mar 14, 2021, 05:29 PM IST

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on March 14 announced appointment of Upendra Kushwaha as the chairman of National Parliamentary Board of Janta Dal (United).

Nitish Kumar loses his cool again in Bihar legislative council

News | Mar 09, 2021, 07:20 AM IST

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday lost his cool again after RJD MLC Subodh Rai interrupted the rural development minister during supplementary questions in the Bihar legislative assembly.

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