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Nitish Kumar Sworn In As Bihar CM For The Sixth Time

BJP leader Sushil Modi also took oath as Bihar Deputy Chief Minister.

27/07/2017 11:52 AM IST | Updated 27/07/2017 11:53 AM IST
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PATNA -- Janata Dal (United) supremo Nitish Kumar on Thursday took oath as Bihar Chief Minister. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Modi also took oath as Bihar Deputy Chief Minister.

Bihar Governor Kesrinath Tripathi administered oath to Kumar and Modi at Raj Bhavan.

This is the sixth time, when Nitish has taken oath as the Bihar Chief Minister.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated Nitish Kumar and Sushil Modi on being sworn in as the chief minister and the deputy chief minister respectively and said he looked forward to working together for Bihar's prosperity.

"Congratulations to @NitishKumar ji & @SushilModi ji.

Looking forward to working together for Bihar's progress & prosperity," he tweeted

With this, the political uncertainty in Bihar that loomed in on Wednesday after Kumar's resignation ended.

Bihar witnessed upheaval soon after Nitish Kumar's resignation came on Wednesday evening.

Meanwhile, Kumar's former ally Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) canceled its protest march to Raj Bhavan to oppose Kumar's swearing-in ceremony due to the probationary orders.

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