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Nitish sworn in Bihar CM again

Nitish sworn in Bihar CM again
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Cheered by over one lakh supporters, JD-U leader Nitish Kumar, who led the Grand Alliance to victory in the Assembly elections, took oath on Friday as Chief Minister of Bihar along with 28 members from his party, RJD and the Congress.

Lalu’s two sons among 28 ministers

Nitish Kumar greets Governor Ram Nath Kovind after taking an oath as the Chief Minister of Bihar during the swearing-in ceremony at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Friday

Patna: Cheered by over one lakh supporters, JD-U leader Nitish Kumar, who led the Grand Alliance to victory in the Assembly elections, took oath on Friday as Chief Minister of Bihar along with 28 members from his party, RJD and the Congress.

Overseen by Governor Ram Nath Kovind, Nitish took the oath of office and secrecy in the name of God in Hindi. Lalu's sons, Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap Yadav, also took their oath as ministers, the former likely to be made Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister. As he witnessed the rise of his two sons in Bihar politics, a beaming Lalu Prasad Yadav sat with his wife and former chief minister Rabri Devi, and daughter Misa Bharti.

It was the fifth time Nitish Kumar was becoming the Chief Minister. It is also the first time Bihar will be having a coalition government of the JD-U, RJD and the Congress. Besides Nitish Kumar, 12 legislators each of the RJD and JD-U and four from the Congress were sworn in as ministers. Lalu Prasad's sons earned the loudest cheers after the Chief Minister from the boisterous crowd.

The event was attended by a galaxy of political leaders, including Chief Ministers Mamata Banerjee (West Bengal) and Arvind Kejriwal (Delhi), Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury and former prime minister HD Deve Gowda.

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