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The party meeting of the NDA legislature on Sunday to elect the CM of Bihar, says Nitish Kumar

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The leaders of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) gathered at the residence of Bihar Prime Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday, the first event of its kind after the election results, and decided to hold a meeting of the newly elected legislators. of the four coalition partners on Sunday (November 15).

Briefing reporters after the meeting, Kumar said Friday’s meeting was an informal interaction. “We sat down together and decided to convene a meeting of elected legislators from the four partners on November 15 at 12:30 pm. All decisions will be made at that meeting. After the meeting and election of the NDA leader, we will demand the formation of the government, ”said Kumar.

The outgoing state cabinet will meet for the last time on Friday and recommend the dissolution of the assembly. “Today there will be a cabinet meeting,” Kumar said.

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An NDA leader said the election of Nitish Kumar as the alliance leader in Bihar was a mere formality. “Even Prime Minister Modi had endorsed his name on Wednesday,” he said.

The NDA, which consists of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Kumar’s Janata Dal (United), Hindustani Awam Morcha-Secular, and the Vikassheel Insaan Party, has won 125 seats in the 243-member assembly, and the BJP only won 74 seats. The JD (U), which had 71 MLA in 2015, had to settle for 43 seats, while the HAM-S and the VIP each gained four seats.

In the wake of the result, there has been intense speculation about the BJP’s involvement in the new cabinet and about Kumar’s role in government. However, the BJP has reaffirmed that it will adhere to the coalition dharma and that Kumar will remain the CM.

Meanwhile, BJP officials said their legislative party’s meeting is likely to be held on November 16.

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