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Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar CM for 4th term; gets 2 deputies from BJP

Just 10 ministers take oath in Bihar; Sushil Modi may get Union Cabinet berth

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Deputy Chief Ministers Renu Devi and Tarkishore Prasad

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy Chief Ministers Renu Devi and Tarkishore Prasad during the oath-taking ceremony at Raj Bhawan in Patna

Aditi Phadnis New Delhi
Nitish Kumar took oath as chief minister of Bihar for a fourth term but with just 10 ministers, although given the size of the assembly he is allowed 20, indicating that a Cabinet expansion might not be too far off.

For the first time in its history, the state got two deputy chief ministers, Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi, both from the BJP. The notable change this time was: Sushil Modi, former finance minister and deputy chief minister was not by the CM’s side.

The council of ministers, truncated as it is, had representation proportionate to the strength of parties

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First Published: Nov 17 2020 | 12:25 AM IST

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