Nitish Kumar, who resigned as Chief Minister of Bihar citing circumstances prevailing in Bihar, was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of the state on 27 July 2017. He took oath as Bihar Chief Minister with Bharatiya Janata Party as a partner of his Janata Dal-United.
With this, the JD(U) President Nitish Kumar has sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the sixth time.
Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi administered the oath of office to Nitish Kumar at the Raj Bhavan in Patna.
In addition to this, BJP’s Sushil Kumar was sworn-in as the Deputy Chief Minister of the state. A floor test will take place on 28 July 2017.
Earlier on 26 July 2017, Nitish Kumar resigned and dumped his Mahagatbandhan (the Grand Alliance) allies Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress on 26 July 2017 and sealed a deal with his former rivals BJP-led NDA shortly after his resignation.
He snapped ties with the Grand Alliance partners over corruption charges against Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav.
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