Bihar Nitish Kumar Oath Taking Ceremony 2020 Highlights: Nitish Kumar was on Monday sworn in as the chief minister of Bihar for the seventh time–his fourth consecutive term–in presence of top leaders of the NDA, including Union Home minister Amit Shah and BJP national president JP Nadda. BJP leaders Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi also took oath as the Deputy Chief Ministers of Bihar. Kumar, 69, is on course to becoming the longest-serving Chief Minister of the state. As CM, he had a continuous run since November 2005, except for the period in 2014-15. JDU leaders Vijay Kumar Choudhary, Vijendra Prasad Yadav, Ashok Choudhary, and Mewa Lal Choudhary also took oath as Cabinet Ministers of the state. The BJP clinched 31 more seats than the 43 pocketed by Kumar’s JD(U). Soon after Nitish Kumar’s swear-in ceremony, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated him. “Congratulations to @NitishKumar Ji on taking oath as Bihar’s CM,” Modi tweeted. “The NDA family will work together for the progress of Bihar. I assure all possible support from the Centre for the welfare of Bihar,” Modi said in the Tweet. Kumar, after the swearing-in ceremony, said, “Based on the public’s decision, NDA has once again formed the government in the state. We will work together and serve the people.”
BJP national president JP Nadda also congratulated Nitish Kumar and all newly sworn-in ministers. I’m sure that under PM Modi’s guidance, NDA will give, pro-farmer, women, youth & development-oriented government in State. I assure people of Bihar that NDA is committed to fulfilling their aspirations, he said. Devendra Fadnavis, BJP in-charge for Bihar Elections, also wished Kumar and said, “We are very happy. NDA got an amazing victory in Bihar. This government will run for the next 5 years and will take Bihar forward.”
Bihar Governor Phagu Chauhan administered the oath of office and secrecy to Kumar at around 4:30 pm. BJP workers were enthused over the visit of Shah, arguably the second most powerful man in the ruling dispensation after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had set the tone for election campaign much before the schedule was announced by addressing the party’s first digital rally but remained conspicuous by his absence during the electioneering.