Janata Dal (United) chief Nitish Kumar on Wednesday took oath because the chief minister of Bihar for the eighth time on the Raj Bhavan in Patna, ANI reported. Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Tejashwi Yadav was sworn in as his deputy.
On Tuesday, Kumar had resigned because the chief minister after quitting the Bharatiya Janata Social gathering-led Nationwide Democratic Alliance. Hours later, he staked declare to type a brand new authorities after being elected because the chief of the grand alliance of 9 events, together with the Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress.
JD(U) is the third main ally to snap ties with the BJP within the final three years. Earlier, the Shiromani Akali Dal severed its ties over the three farm legal guidelines, and in 2019, the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra joined fingers with the Nationalist Congress Social gathering and the Congress.
Relations between the BJP and the JD(U) had soured not too long ago due to disagreements over a number of issues corresponding to a proposed inhabitants management legislation, caste census, demand for particular class standing for Bihar and the Agnipath defence recruitment scheme.
In June, 1000’s of protestors burnt prepare coaches, broken public property and ransacked workplaces in Bihar throughout an agitation towards the Agnipath scheme, which supplies for short-term recruitment into the armed forces. The JD(U) had urged the Centre to rethink the scheme.
On August 7, the JD(U) mentioned it is not going to be part of the growth of Narendra Modi’s Union Cupboard. Kumar had additionally skipped the NITI Aayog meet chaired by the prime minister on the identical day.
That is the second time that Kumar has severed ties with the BJP.
In 2013, he left the NDA after Modi was introduced because the coalition’s prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Nevertheless, in 2017, he left the Grand Alliance to rejoin the NDA.