Nitish Kumar to take oath as Chief Minister on Thursday

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Nitish Kumar will take oath as the chief minister in Bihar on Thursday, sources close to the party said.

It’s learnt that Kumar, who walked away from the non-BJP alliance on Wednesday, has formally sided with the saffron party to lead the new coalition starting Thursday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi too may travel to Patna to be at his swearing-in ceremony.

Once source said that the BJP’s parliamentary party, which met on Wednesday evening, too had approved the decision to form new government in Bihar.

After quitting from the post, Kumar had told reporters that he was only answering to the voice of his inner self adding that he had been thinking about this for quite sometime.

I had even Rahul Gandhi because I know he too shares my views (on corruption). He had torn ordinance (protecting corrupt politicians). But even he kept quiet and did not say anything,” Kumar said.

Kumar was under pressure to act against his deputy chief minister and the leader of his coalition party, the RJD, after the CBI began probe into corruption charges against him.

He said that he had only asked for a clarification on the corruption charges against RJD leader.

 

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