Bihar CM inducts 27 JD(U)-BJP MLAs into the cabinet

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inducted 27 ministers to his cabinet at the swearing ceremony held in Rajbhawan on Saturday.

13 MLAs from National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and 14 from Janata Dal are part of Nitish’s Cabinet.

Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi administers oath to JD(U) National President Nitish Kumar as Bihar Chief MInister at Raj Bhawan

Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi administers oath to JD(U) National President Nitish Kumar as Bihar Chief MInister at Raj Bhawan

Kumar, who won the floor test at the one-day special assembly session on Friday with 131, votes in favour, against 108.

Nitish Kumar-led JD (U)-NDA government had a support of 132 MLAs.

Four members in the 243-member house could not vote, reducing the total strength of the house during the trust vote to 239.

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi at state Assembly

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi at state Assembly

With the effective strength of the House reduced to 239 during voting, Bihar’s new government needed 120 votes to win the confidence vote.

Earlier on July 27, Nitish Kumar and his Deputy Sushil Kumar Modi was also administered the oath by Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi.

The JD(U) had walked out of the NDA in July 2013, ending its 17-year-old alliance, after Narendra Modi was nominated head of the BJP’s campaign committee for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

Kumar-led grand alliance of the RJD, JD(U) and Congress trounced the BJP in the 2015 assembly elections in Bihar.