Little over 12 hours after he quit as the state’s chief minister, Nitish Kumar once again took oath of office in Bihar. Governor, Kesari Nath Tripathi, administered the oath of office on Thursday morning.
Sushil Kumar Modi of the BJP was appointed as the deputy chief minister.
Kumar is being supported by the BJP, who he had called communal during 2015 assembly elections. His party, the JDU had formed alliance with the RJD and Congress party to inflict a humiliating defeat to the BJP.
Earlier on Thursday, Tejashwi Yadav met the governor to register his protest on his decision to invite the JDU-BJP to form the government even though his party, the RJD, was the single largest party with 80 MLAs.
This came after a Muslim MP from the JDU, Ali Anwar, said he wasn’t happy with the JDU’s decision to join hands with the BJP. This, according to many experts, was an early sign of a split in Kumar’s party.
The JDU has five Muslims MLAs.
The RJD was planning to stage a protest march outside the Raj Bhavan, but couldn’t do so due to last minute imposition of section 144 in the area.