Janata Dal United chief Nitish Kumar today will be sworn in for the 3rd consecutive time, as the Chief Minister of Bihar, at 2 pm, in Patna, in Gandhi Maidan, in the presence of many political leaders from across the country. Lalu Prasad and JD(U) president Sharad Yadav will be the main guests at the event.
Nitish’s arch political rival, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who faced a handsome lost in the Bihar election, has been reportedly invited for the ceremony. BJP leaders and central ministers M. Venkaiah Naidu, and Rajiv Pratap Rudy, will attend the event.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, just a day after challenging PM Modi to investigate investigate allegations made against him by BJP, is expected to share the stage with the Prime Minister.
Among the Chief Ministers – Delhi’s Arvind Kejriwal, West Bengal’s Mamata Banerjee, UP’s Akhilesh Yadav, Odisha’s Naveen Patnaik, Assam’s Tarun Gogoi, Sikkim’s P.K. Chamling, Manipur’s Okram Ibobi Singh, Arunachal Pradesh’s Nabam Tuki, Himachal’s Virbhadra Singh and Karnataka’s S. Siddaramaiah will attend the function.
There will also be former Chief Ministers, like, Omar Abdullah (Jammu and Kashmir), Sheila Dikshit (Delhi), Bhupinder Hooda (Haryana), Shankarsinh Vaghela (Gujarat), Babulal Marandi and Hemant Soren (Jharkhand) and Ajit Jogi (Chhattisgarh) along with many Congress leaders, who will attend the swearing in ceremony.
The RJD is the single largest party in the house, with 80 seats, followed by the JD(U) (71), and the Congress (27 seats). There will be 16 RJD ministers, 15 from the JD(U), and five from the Congress, in the government. Lalu Prasad’s younger son Tejaswi Yadav is expected to get a plum post.