Prime Minister Modi congratulates Nitish Kumar and says ‘the NDA family will work together for the progress of Bihar’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Nitish Kumar on being sworn in as Prime Minister of Bihar on Monday and said the NDA family will work together for the progress of the state.
“Congratulations to @NitishKumar Ji for taking the oath as CM of Bihar. I also congratulate all those who were sworn in as ministers in the Bihar government. The NDA family will work together for the progress of Bihar. I secure all possible support from the Center for the Wellbeing of Bihar, ”Prime Minister Modi tweeted.
Hours earlier, Kumar was sworn in as Prime Minister of Bihar for the fourth consecutive term in the presence of the Union Minister of the Interior, Amit Shah, and the head of the BJP, JP Nadda.
In addition to Kumar, several leaders of the constituent parties of the NDA alliance were sworn in as cabinet ministers. Deputy CMs, Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi, were also sworn in at the ceremony.
Santosh Kumar Suman, son of Hindustani boss Awam Morcha (HAM) Jitan Ram Manjhi, Mukesh Sahni of Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP), Vijay Kumar Choudhary of JD (U), Vijendra Prasad Yadav, Ashok Choudhary and Mewa Lal Chouduramento also took the oath in.
The swearing-in ceremony comes a day after the Nation’s Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Bihar chose Kumar as the prime minister for another term. Deputy Chief Ministers. Eight other ministers from the NDA components: BJP, JD (U), HAM and VIP were also sworn in today.
The main opposition, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), boycotted the swearing-in ceremony and claimed that the mandate was against the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).