Guwahati: Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar CM for 8th time, after he announced a new “grand alliance” with Tejashwi Yadav’s RJD & other opposition parties
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav takes oath as Deputy CM of Bihar in a ceremony at the Raj Bhavan in Patna.
In July 2017, Nitish Kumar, left the Mahagathbandhan over corruption allegations against Tejashwi Yadav – then too his deputy CM – and joined hands with the BJP. This came after the 71-year-old politician, in November 2015, became chief minister for a fifth time after the grand alliance won the assembly polls.
In October-November 2020, Kumar’s JD(U) and BJP won the elections, and the senior politician assumed Bihar’s top post for a sixth time.