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Bihar’s new government holds first cabinet meeting and passes 5-day legislative session


At its first meeting on Tuesday, the new cabinet led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar gave its go-ahead to a five-day session of Bihar’s bicameral legislature starting on November 23.

The state cabinet approved the proposal of the Department of Parliamentary Affairs to convene the first session of the 17th assembly and the 196th session of the legislative council from 23 to 27 November, said BJP Minister Amarendra Pratap Singh.

Asked about the delay in the distribution of portfolios, he said it is the prerogative of the prime minister.

The cabinet also authorized the prime minister to approve the draft of the governor’s speech to be made during the joint session of both houses.

Members of the newly constituted 17th assembly will be administered the oath during the session.

The president of the assembly will also be elected during the session.

The NDA government led by Nitish Kumar in Bihar has fourteen other ministers: seven from the BJP, five from JD (U) and one from HAM and VIP.

Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi of the BJP were appointed vice ministers. PTI AR SOM SOM

Hindustan Times