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Nitish Kumar may take oath as Bihar CM on November 16

Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal United National president Nitish Kumar receives greetings from his supporters at the party office, in Patna, Bihar on November 12, 2020.

Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal United National president Nitish Kumar receives greetings from his supporters at the party office, in Patna, Bihar on November 12, 2020.

Nitish Kumar may take oath as Bihar Chief Minister for a fourth successive term next week but the date has not been finalised yet, a close aide said on November 12.

However, speculation is rife in political circles that he will be sworn in on November 16, the day ‘Bhaiyya Dooj’ festival will be celebrated, as it is considered an auspicious day.

He will visit the State party headquarters later on November 12 to meet the newly elected MLAs and other JD(U) functionaries.

Raj Bhavan sources said they have not received any communication about when the swearing-in ceremony will take place.

Before he is sworn-in as the chief minister again, Mr. Kumar has to tender his resignation to the Governor.

The newly elected MLAs of the NDA are yet to meet formally and elect Mr. Kumar as their leader.

However, with top BJP leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, strongly endorsing Mr. Kumar as the Chief Minister, there are no doubts over a fourth straight term for him in the high office.

Chief Electoral Officer H.R. Srinivas, meanwhile, submitted the list of winning candidates in the Assembly elections to Governor Phagu Chauhan at Raj Bhavan.


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