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Nitish Kumar unanimously elected as leader of NDA in Bihar; to return as CM

The NDA in Bihar unanimously elected Nitish Kumar as its leader in the state legislature, paving the way for his return as chief minister for the fourth consecutive term

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Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addresses a virtual rally at the JD-U office, in Patna..
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar

The NDA in Bihar on Sunday

unanimously elected as its leader in the state legislature, paving the way for his return as Chief Minister for the fourth consecutive term.

According to sources in the ruling coalition, an announcement to the effect was made at 1, Anney Marr, the Chief Ministers official residence, by senior BJP leader and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh who had flown down for the occasion.

The sources also said that senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi has been chosen the leader of the legislature party and is likely to return as Deputy CM while Tarkishore Prasad, the MLA from Katihar, has been elected as the partys leader in the state assembly.

Kumar is expected to meet Governor Phagu Chauhan staking claim for formation of the new government and is likely to take oath on Monday.

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First Published: Sun, November 15 2020. 14:21 IST