Amid political drama, Janata Dal (United) president Nitish Kumar took oath as chief minister of the state after joining hands with BJP to reclaim the government. BJP leader Sushil Modi also sworn-in as Deputy chief minister of the state at Raj Bhavan in Patna.
On Thursday, Kumar had resigned as chief minister and pulled out from the Grand Alliance, alleging his partner RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav and his son former Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav for not explain in media over alleged corruption charges in land-for-hotels case.
Here are the updates-
Had already stated this govt will not last long, but Lalu Yadav called me a political weather expert: Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan
I think it has become Nitish ji's habit to change parties and stand every few years: Ghulam Nabi Azad,Congress
Thank PM for tweets.There'll be no compromise on corruption; sure Bihar will go towards development with cooperation from centre: Nitish Kumar
Senior JD(U) leader and MP Sharad Yadav meets Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi
CM & Deputy CM must resign, until they don't, we will not let the Vidhan Sabha function: Jagadanand Singh, RJD
Bihar ki janta ke saath vishwaghaat hua hai, Nitish Kumar sirf Bihar ke CM nahi hain, Bharat ke doosre Bhajan Lal hain:Jagadanand Singh, RJD
Jo kuch ho raha hai loktantra ke liye shubh sanket nahi, desh ki aam janta ko aage aakar loktantra ko kamzor hone se bachana hoga: Mayawati
Mayawati, Akhilesh, Mamata, we will get them all together, so what if Nitish has gone to the BJP: Lalu Yadav
Nitish has accepted in affidavit that he has committed the crime: Lalu
Nitish Kumar has murdered Sitaram Singh on November 16, 1991: Lalu Prasad Yadav
Nitish Kumar is an accused in a murder case: Lalu Prasad
Considering to appeal in Supreme court against Governor's decision: Lalu Prasad Yadav
#12: 43 PM
Nitish Kumar to prove his majority in a special session of the Bihar Assembly on 28th July
Amit Shah is the Super Editor, he decides how news should be & he tells owners of media, who tells editors, not reporters fault: Lalu
Some media who we had thought were good, they took supari. See how the US media is fighting Trump, here media fights opposition: Lalu Yadav
All media houses are governed by big corporate houses
On many occasions, Nitish met PM Modi, had lunch. The timing of whatever happened was already fixed: Lalu Prasad Yadav,RJD Chief
Even media is following Amit Shah orders as he set agenda for them
Hum boley Shankar bhagwan ki tarah jao, raaj karo, par yeh toh Bhasmasur nikla: Lalu Yadav about what he had said to Nitish Kumar earlier
Nitish had never called me in difficult times: Lalu
The match was fixed between BJP and Nitish : Lalu Prasad Yadav
I put a tika on his forehead, said go rule the state, I had no greed in my heart, else why would I nominate him as Chief Minister: Lalu Yadav
Nitish had said that he would never join hands with BJP: Lalu
Lalu accuses Nitish of opportunism
Modi did good talks during elections: Lalu Yadav
People of RSS had killed Mahatma Gandhi : Lalu Yadav
People and party workers are not happy across the state : Lalu Yadav
Nitish ji hamesha netikta ki baat karte hain kya yahi netikta hai? Janta ne aapko BJP-Sangh ke virodh mein vote diya tha :Digvijay Singh
Development will be a priority, will take Bihar to greater heights: Sushil Modi after being sworn-in as Bihar Deputy CM
My decision is in Bihar's interest and for its development: Nitish Kumar after being sworn in as Bihar CM
BJP tried all tactics to destabilize states where opposition had Government: Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress
Will speak to the media after the hearing in Fodder scam case: Lalu Prasad Yadav in Ranchi
Congratulations to Nitish Kumar ji & Sushil Modi ji. Looking forward to working together for Bihar’s progress & prosperity, tweets PM Modi
Entered in govt with clean slate, keen desire of writing a positive story for Bihar ppl, only to find opportunist rival tweets Tejashwi Yadav
Mandate was given to Nitish ji for the anti-communal fight but now he has joined hands with them for his personal politics: Rahul Gandhi
# 10:34 AM
We knew that they were planning to form the government since 3-4 months. The problem of Indian politics that a person switches his loyalty for his personal gains: Rahul Gandhi
Sushil Modi takes oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, at Raj Bhawan in Patna
Bihar: RJD protest march cancelled after section 144 imposed around Raj Bhawan in Patna
Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar CM
Nitish Kumar reaches Raj Bhavan
Sushil Modi reaches Raj Bhawan in Patna, set to be sworn in as Bihar Deputy Chief Minister
Will raise issue in Parliament strongly, will also speak to other parties and protest at Gandhi statue in Parl: JP Yadav, RJD
Nitish ji's step against corruption is a courageous one. BJP wants development and wants to help bring stability in Bihar: JP Nadda in Patna
Lalu ji bechaini mein hain, unki khud ki party mein vidroh hone waala hai: Nitin Naveen, BJP
Koi Nitish je upar daag nahi laga sakta, humari party apni raai rakhegi aur nyalay tak isko ghaseetegi: Sanjay Singh,JDU on RJD allegations
Vehicles stuck in traffic jam as RJD supporters block Mahatma Gandhi Setu
My conscience does not allow me to go with BJP, I will voice my opinion in the party: Ali Anwar, JDU MP
# 7:25 AM
RJD supporters block Mahatma Gandhi Setu over Nitish Kumar's resignation and forming government with BJP
“In the circumstances that prevail in Bihar, it became difficult to run the grand alliance government,” Kumar had told reporters outside Raj Bhavan after submitting his resignation to Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had praised him for his “honesty” in standing up to corruption. Then the BJP had said it would support him, and its legislators had met Kumar’s JD(U) MLAs.
After the meeting, Kumar, accompanied by senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi drove to Raj Bhavan to stake claim to form the government.
Modi later had informed journalists that a list of 132 MLAs supporting the alliance was submitted to the governor who has invited Kumar to form the government. These include 71 of JD(U), BJP 53, RLSP 2, LJP 2, HAM 1 and three Independents.
He said the swearing-in ceremony will be held at 10 am tomorrow. It would be Kumar’s 6th term as chief minister.
The JD(U)-BJP combine will now return to power after four years in the politically volatile state. Prodded by Kumar, the JD(U) had walked out of the NDA in July 2013 after Narendra Modi was nominated head of the BJP’s campaign committee for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
However, in no mood to give up without a fight, Tejashwi Yadav had said the RJD being the single largest party in the state would stake claim to form the government.
“Have sought appointment with the governor. Will stake claim to form government as the the single largest party. Will also get the support of JD(U) MLAs who have won after defeating BJP candidates,” Tejashwi had tweeted.