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Updated Sun, 15 Nov 2020 02:05 PM IST
Nitish Kumar-Sushil Kumar Modi (File Photo)
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Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis were also present at the meeting. Nitish will meet Governor Fagu Chauhan this evening. During this time he will stake claim to form the government in the state. At the same time, it has been told that Sushil Modi will be the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar this time.
Earlier, BJP and JDU Legislature Party met. In a BJP meeting where no one was elected as the leader of the legislative party. At the JDU meeting, Nitish Kumar was elected as the leader of the legislative party.
After this all the MLAs reached the house of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Defense ministers Rajnath Singh, Devendra Fadnavis and Bhupendra Yadav also held a meeting at Nitish's house to form the government. Nitish Kumar's name was agreed as the Chief Minister in the meeting.
New faces can be in the cabinet
It has been told that this time Nitish Kumar's cabinet may include new faces. BJP has emerged as the second largest party in this election. At the same time, JDU has got fewer seats. In such a situation, it is believed that this time the BJP's dominance in the cabinet will be more. According to the rule, a maximum of 36 ministers can be made according to the number of seats in the Bihar Assembly.
Let me tell you that this time BJP has got 74 seats in Bihar assembly elections and it is the second largest party in the state. The BJP had won 53 seats in the last election. At the same time, JDU had won 71 seats in the last election, but this time the figure has come down to 43. On the other hand, parties like Hum and VIP have won four seats each.
Someone else will have remote to control Nitish
At the same time, Congress leader Tariq Anwar targeted Nitish Kumar, saying, 'First, Nitish Kumar ji emerged as a good NDA leader in Bihar. But this time, his chances are not the same as before. The BJP has conspired to weaken them. Now whether he is elected as the leader or chief minister of NDA, someone else will have the remote to control him.