Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar Yadav has taken oath as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the seventh time and fourth consecutive time, while Sushil Modi will not join him this year. Instead, Nitish will be supported by two Deputy CMs this year from the Bharatiya Janata Party — Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi.
Many have criticised Nitish of becoming the CM even though the JD (U)’s performance was below par this time around. Some have claimed that Nitish will have no power as the CM, as BJP will have the most number of ministers in the cabinet.
Rashtriya Janata Dal and its leader Tejashwi Yadav has rejected the invitation to the event and boycotted the swearing-in ceremony. They had already maintained that there were certain foul plays in the election and have asked the Election Commission to take note of it. RJD had emerged the single largest party in the election much to the dismay of BJP.
Despite their success, RJD could not take its lead and bring the Mahagathbandhan to victory. There have been internal struggles in the alliance, with many blaming Congress and its central leadership for the party’s dismal performance this time around.