Nitish Kumar To Take Oath As Bihar CM On 20 November

10/11/2015 9:35 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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PATNA, INDIA - NOVEMBER 8: RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and Nitish Kumar celebrate after Mahagathbandhan's (Grand Alliance) victory in Bihar assembly elections at RJD office, on November 8, 2015 in Patna, India. Nitish Kumar said, 'I express my gratitude towards people of Bihar, will try our best to match up with their expectations. We respect our opposition in Bihar; want to work in consensus with everyone to develop Bihar. This victory is big win and we will work towards the grand alliances mandate for the development of Bihar.' Lalu Yadav said, 'BJP had its eyes on Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal. It wanted to move eastwards. Bihar stopped them in tracks. PM Narendra Modi is nothing but an RSS pracharak.' The grand alliances victory is also attributed to the rejection of communal politics, driven mostly by the recent debate over cow slaughter and consumption of beef. Data from the election commission’s website for 240 of the state’s 243 seats showed the RJD-JD(U)-Congress alliance led in 178 seats, an emphatic victory over the NDA that could only win around 59 seats. (Photo by Arun Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

PATNA -- Following the grand alliance's landslide victory in the Bihar Assembly polls, Nitish Kumar will reportedly take oath as Chief Minister of the state on November 20.

According to reports, meeting of newly elected legislators of the grand alliance will be convened in Patna in which leader of the grand alliance will be elected.

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As per the constitutional norms, 36 ministers, including the chief minister, could be included in the new cabinet.

The Mahagathbandhan won 178 seats in Bihar, a commanding two-third majority in the 243-member assembly. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies had to settle for a mere 58 seats.

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