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Bihar government: Nitish Kumar returns as CM; Tarkishore Prasad, Renu Devi as Deputy CMs

By Anuj Cariappa
Google Oneindia News

Patna, Nov 16: Nitish Kumar took oath as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the fourth straight term this afternoon. The BJP, which has clinched 31 more seats than the 43 pocketed by Kumar''s JD(U), is likely to have two deputy chief ministers on the lines of Uttar Pradesh. The names of four- time MLAs Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi, who were chosen the leader and the deputy leader of the BJP legislature party on Sunday, are doing the rounds for the post.

Bihar swearing-in-ceremony LIVE: Nitish Kumar takes oath as CM for fourth straight term

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7:41 PM, 16 Nov
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami greeted Nitish Kumar on assuming office for a record fourth consecutive term. Palaniswami wished him all success. "I congratulate you on your assumption of charge as the Chief Minister of Bihar for a record fourth time (term) and wish you a successful tenure," Palaniswami said in his congratulatory message sent to Nitish Kumar, as reported by PTI.
7:41 PM, 16 Nov
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also congratulated Kumar. "Congratulations @NitishKumar ji on being sworn in as the Chief Minister of #Bihar for fourth consecutive term. Wish you and the new government the very best," Patnaik tweet on Monday.
7:38 PM, 16 Nov
The newly formed Bihar Cabinet to hold a meeting tomorrow. A special session of the state legislative Assembly to be held on 23rd November.
6:28 PM, 16 Nov
Congrats to Nitish Kumar & all newly sworn-in ministers. I'm sure that under PM Modi's guidance, NDA will give, pro-farmer, women, youth & development-oriented govt in State. I assure ppl of Bihar that NDA is committed to fulfil their aspirations: BJP President JP Nadda
6:27 PM, 16 Nov
It is the decision of the BJP to not field Sushil Modi as the Deputy Chief Minister. They should be asked about this: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
6:27 PM, 16 Nov
Based on the public's decision, NDA has once again formed the government in the state. We will work together and serve the people: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar
6:27 PM, 16 Nov
We are very happy. NDA got an amazing victory in Bihar. This government will run for the next 5 years and will take Bihar forward: Devendra Fadnavis BJP in-charge for Bihar Elections
6:26 PM, 16 Nov
Congratulations to Nitish Kumar on taking oath as Bihar’s CM. I also congratulate all those who took oath as Ministers in Bihar Government. NDA family will work together for progress of Bihar. I assure all possible support from Centre for the welfare of Bihar: PM Modi
6:26 PM, 16 Nov
"Yes," says Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on being asked if he will be missing Sushil Modi - BJP leader and former deputy CM of the state during Kumar's previous tenure. BJP's Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi were sworn-in as Deputy CMs today.
5:01 PM, 16 Nov
Four JDU leaders — Vijay Kumar Choudhary, Vijendra Prasad Yadav, Ashok Choudhary, and Mewa Lal Choudhary — take oath as cabinet ministers
4:56 PM, 16 Nov
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi take oath as the Deputy Chief Ministers of Bihar.
4:47 PM, 16 Nov
Nitish Kumar has taken oath as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the seventh time; his alliance's win in 2020 making this his fourth consecutive term.
4:41 PM, 16 Nov
JDU Chief Nitish Kumar takes oath as CM for fourth straight term.
4:38 PM, 16 Nov
Bihar Governor Phagu Chauhan arrives at Raj Bhavan for the swearing-in ceremony of CM designate Nitish Kumar.
4:30 PM, 16 Nov
Chief Minister designate Nitish Kumar arrives at Raj Bhavan in Patna.
4:27 PM, 16 Nov
Nitish Kumar is shortly going to be sworn-in as the 23rd CM of Bihar.
4:13 PM, 16 Nov
Bihar Chief Minister designate Nitish Kumar's oath-taking ceremony to begin shortly.
4:07 PM, 16 Nov
Santosh Manjhi of the Hindustani Awam Morcha or the HAM, and Mukesh Mallah of the Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) will also be sworn in.
3:52 PM, 16 Nov
Reportedly, Vijendra Yadav, Vijay Choudhary, Ashok Choudhary, Mewalal Choudhary, and Sheela Mandal from Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal United and BJP leaders Mangal Pandey and Rampreet Paswan are among the 14 ministers being inducted in Nitish Kumar's new cabinet today.
3:40 PM, 16 Nov
The NDA has worked out a formula for the allocation of ministerial berths such as two posts for every seven assembly seats won by each ally.
3:36 PM, 16 Nov
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis arrives at the party office in Patna.
3:35 PM, 16 Nov
Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah arrives at party office in Patna. He is in the city to attend the swearing-in ceremony of CM designate Nitish Kumar.
3:34 PM, 16 Nov
On the other hand, the BJP, Tarkishore Prasad will take over as the deputy chief minister. He had said that in all likelihood he would be taking oath on Monday. I will be working as the deputy CM in the new government, he told reporters.
3:25 PM, 16 Nov
Not just RJD but Congress and CPIML -- the two other Mahagathbandhan alliance partners -- have also said that they will boycott Nitish Kumar's oath-taking ceremony.
3:24 PM, 16 Nov
The names of former minister Nand Kishore Yadav and ex-deputy speaker, Amarendra Pratap Singh are the names doing the rounds for the post of Speaker. The post of Speaker will be with the BJP.
3:13 PM, 16 Nov
Shreyashi Singh, a national level shooting champion, who won on a BJP ticket from the Jamui seat is one of the names doing the rounds for a ministerial berth. From the JD(U) quota, Sunil Kumar, a former director general of police is likely to make the cut too.
3:12 PM, 16 Nov
"Earlier he used to become Chief Minister by betrayal, this time he cannot be called CM...Nitish Kumar is born out of the rape and robbery of people's mandate by BJP," says RJD Bihar President Jagdanand Singh on boycotting the CM swearing-in ceremony.
3:11 PM, 16 Nov
There is speculation that 14 newly elected lawmakers from the JD(U) and BJP could take oath. One MLA each from the HAM (S) and VIP could also take oath.
3:06 PM, 16 Nov
The suspense with regard to the Nitish Kumar cabinet, but it could be expected that the Chief Minister would have a blend of young and old faces.
2:49 PM, 16 Nov
The BJP is likely to have the post of Speaker as Nitish Kumar gets set to take over Chief Minister for the fourth time in Bihar.

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