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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar likely to expand cabinet today: Official

He will induct 16 to 18 ministers in his new cabinet

IANS  |  Patna 

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar arrives at Vidhan Sabha in Patna.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar arrives at Vidhan Sabha in Patna.

Bihar Chief Minister is likely to his on Saturday, an official said.

"would induct 16 to 18 ministers in his cabinet," the official in the chief minister's office said here.

A day after 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.

Meanwhile, ally Hindustani Awam Morcha's (HAM) chief Jitan Ram Manjhi, the only legislator from his party, announced that he will not join the

Maanjhi, a former Chief Minister, left for Delhi on Saturday morning.

on Wednesday resigned as the Chief Minister, dumping Grand Alliance partners Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress.

He again took oath as the Chief Minister with the support of the Democratic Alliance on Thursday. Senior leader Sushil Kumar Modi also took oath as Deputy Chief Minister.

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First Published: Sat, July 29 2017. 13:58 IST
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