PATNA: Nitish Kumar will likely be sworn in because the Bihar chief minister for a fourth straight time period on Monday at a ceremony which will likely be attended by the highest BJP leaders together with Union Residence Minister Amit Shah and occasion president JP Nadda.
The BJP, which has clinched 31 extra seats than the 43 pocketed by Kumar’s JD(U), is prone to have two deputy chief ministers on the strains of Uttar Pradesh.
The names of four- time MLAs Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi, who had been chosen the chief and the deputy chief of the BJP legislature occasion on Sunday, are doing the rounds for the put up.
In response to BJP sources, occasion nationwide basic secretary (group) B L Santhosh may also be current on the ceremony.
In response to a Raj Bhavan communication, Governor Phagu Chauhan will administer the oath of workplace and secrecy to Kumar at 4:30 pm.
BJP employees are enthused over the go to of Shah, arguably the second strongest man within the ruling dispensation after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had set the tone for election marketing campaign a lot earlier than the schedule was introduced by addressing the occasion’s first digital rally however remained conspicuous by his absence throughout the electioneering.
After his electoral victories in 2010 and 2015, Kumar had taken oath at star-studded ceremonies held on the sprawling Gandhi Maidan within the presence of numerous dignitaries and the widespread individuals.
This time, nevertheless, it will be a way more subdued affair on account of the COVID 19 pandemic.
In the meantime, knowledgeable sources mentioned that moreover Kumar, eight others from the 4 NDA constituents BJP, JD(U), HAM and VIP could also be sworn in and the cupboard could also be expanded at a later stage.
These from the JD(U) might embody Ashok Choudhary, Bijendra Prasad Yadav, Vijay Kumar Chaudhary and Shravan Kumar.
The doable induction within the ministry of Vijay Kumar Chaudhary, who was the meeting Speaker for the previous 5 years, is being seen as a sign of the probability of the BJP having struck a tough discount for the essential put up.
Ashok Choudhary, who held constructing building portfolio within the earlier authorities and is the working president of the JD(U)’s state unit, thanked Nitish Kumar for “reposing his belief in me.
This can be a difficult tenure throughout which we additionally must revive our occasion”.
The JD(U), which noticed its tally fall to 43 from 71 in 2015, bore the brunt of the break up in votes brought on by the riot of Chirag Paswan’s LJP.
Others anticipated to be sworn in are Mukesh Sahni, the founding chief of Vikassheel Insaan Social gathering, which has gained 4 seats although Sahni himself misplaced, and Santosh Suman, whose father Jitan Ram Manjhi is a former chief ministr and the president of Hindustani Awam Morcha.