Patna: Former Union minister Shahnawaz Hussain was among the many 17 ministers who took oath as Bihar Chief Minister Nitsh Kumar expanded his cupboard at the moment. Mr Hussain was the primary to be administered the oath of workplace by Governor Phagu Chauhan at a ceremony held on the Raj Bhavan for the much-awaited cupboard growth.
Mr Hussain was elected to the Bihar legislative council final month.
Others who took oath at the moment included JD(U) leaders Sanjay Kumar Jha, Shravan Kumar, Lesi Singh and Madan Sahni and Pramod Kumar of the BJP. All of them had held ministerial positions within the earlier authorities.
The Bihar cupboard, which may have as much as 36 members, had solely 13, other than the Chief Minister. The growth had been hanging since final 12 months’s meeting polls within the state over Mr Kumar’s disagreement with the BJP over the bigger ally’s illustration within the cupboard.
The BJP, which was the junior accomplice within the state, had taken the function of the large brother after its spectacular leads to the election following the solo contest by Chirag Paswan’s Lok Janashakti Get together. The LJP had reduce into the votes of Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal United, pushing it down from 71 seats to 43. It additionally gave the higher hand to the BJP, which received 74 seats. The JDU had squarely blamed the LJP for its poor efficiency.
On Sunday the state BJP chief Sanjay Jaiswal and deputy chief ministers Tarakishore Prasad and Renu Devi had met Mr Kumar to iron out the variations.
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