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Nitish Kumar to swear in as Bihar CM, Sushil Modi as Dy CM at 10 a.m. today

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Patna (Bihar) [India] | July 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Nitish Kumar and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Modi will take oath as Bihar Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister respectively on Thursday at 10 a.m.

The confirmation of the timing came from Sushil Modi, who said that they have submitted a letter, with support of 132 MLAs,

He also said that they have given 10 am as the time for swearing in, which initially was 5 pm.

"We have submitted a letter with support of 132 MLAs. We have been given the time of 10 a.m., today, for swearing in," he told ANI.

The news of Sushil Modi swearing in as the Deputy Chief Minister came from BJP Bihar president Nityanand Rai.

"The Governor invited us for oath ceremony at 10 a.m. today. Two people are to take oath- Nitish Kumar as the Chief Minister and Sushil Modi as the Deputy Chief Minister," Rai told ANI.

Meanwhile, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav took to Twitter to express his rage over the present developments.

He intimated that they are going to the Governor house to stage dharna, if not called for being the single largest party.

He confirmed the same in another tweet:

Questioning Nitish''s rush to stake claim, Tejashwi said the time for swearing-in changed from 5 p.m. to 10 a.m. as soon as the information of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) meeting the Governor at 11 a.m. came out.

Bihar is witnessing upheaval soon after Nitish Kumar''s resignation came in yesterday evening.

Nitish also dubbed his alliance with the RJD as unnatural.

However, RJD is claiming that it has support of more than half of the JD(U) MLAs and they have every right to stake claim to form government, as their party is the single largest party. (ANI)

 
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