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"Nitish Kumar would induct 16 to 18 ministers in his cabinet," the official in the chief minister's office said here.
A day after Nitish Kumar won the trust vote in the Bihar assembly, preparations are underway at the Raj Bhawan here for swearing-in of new ministers.
According to informed sources, new ministers would be inducted from the ruling Janata Dal-United-Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies combined.
Maanjhi, a former Chief Minister, left for Delhi on Saturday morning.
Nitish Kumar on Wednesday resigned as the Chief Minister, dumping Grand Alliance partners Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress.
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