PATNA; JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Wednesday took oath as Bihar chief minister for the eighth time in a ceremony organised at Raj Bhawan. RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav was administered the oath of office as deputy chief minister.
On the occasion, Kumar addressing the party leaders said “I didn’t wanted to be the Chief Minister after the 2020 results but became CM under pressure. Then you see what happened . I have not even spoken to you in two months,” .
Earlier, on Tuesday, Nitish Kumar submitted his resignation as the chief minister of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Bihar and submitted a support letter of 160 lawmakers to stake the claim to form the government as part of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)-led grouping.
In a meeting on Tuesday, amid speculations about the coalition, Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal (United) chief Nitish Kumar informed party MLAs about his decision to call off the alliance with the BJP, a senior party leader said.
Nitish Kumar had sought an appointment with Bihar Governor Phagu Chauhan at 4:00 pm and expected to tender his resignation.
According to the sources, the Chief Minister told party leaders present in the meeting that the BJP is conspiring to break the JD (U).