29 November 2020 07:29 pm

Nitish Kumar elected legislature party leader; set to return as Bihar CM for 4th time

- Posted on 15 November 2020

Patna, November 15

The NDA in Bihar on Sunday unanimously elected Nitish Kumar as its leader in the state legislature, paving the way for his return as Chief Minister for the fourth consecutive term.

According to sources in the ruling coalition, an announcement to the effect was made at 1, Anney Marr, the Chief Ministers official residence, by senior BJP leader and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh who had flown down for the occasion.

The sources also said that senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi has been chosen the leader of the legislature party and is likely to return as Deputy CM, while Tarkishore Prasad, the MLA from Katihar, has been elected as the party’s leader in the state Assembly.

Kumar is expected to meet Governor Phagu Chauhan to stake claim for the formation of a new government and is likely to take oath on Monday. 

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