Thursday, November 25, 2010

Governor invites Nitish & Modi to take oath

Bihar Governor Devanand Konwar has invited Nitish Kumar to form the government. He will be sworn-in as the state's 34th chief minister on 26th November. Kumar got the invitation from Konwar in the evening when he called on the Governor at the Raj Bhavan to stake claim.

"The governor has invited me to form the government tomorrow at 2.30 pm at the Gandhi maidan," Kumar told reporters after his 50-minute meeting with Konwar. He was accompanied by JD(U) national president Sharad Yadav and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley. Sushil Kumar Modi, who was elected leader of BJP legislature party, will be sworn-in as Kumar's deputy.

Earlier, Kumar was elected leader of the NDA legislature party. His name was proposed by state NDA convenor Nand Kishore Yadav and seconded by state JD(U) president Vijay Kumar Choudhary.

Kumar was also unanimously elected leader of the 115-member JD(U) legislature party. His name was proposed by senior party leader Ramai Ram and seconded, among others, by Sahid Ali Khan, besides state JD(U) chief Vijay Kumar Choudhary.

Nitish has cautioned against arrogance over the victory of the NDA or belittling of the Opposition.

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