Bihar Chief Minsiter Nitish Kumar, after the formation of the new government, held the first cabinet meeting on Tuesday in which portfolios of ministers were announced.
As many as 14 ministers took oath along with Mr Kumar on Monday evening – seven from the BJP, five from the JDU and one each from the HAM and VIP.
This is the first time Bihar will have two Deputy Chief Ministers – Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi. Former Dy CM Sushil Kumar Modi on the other hand will be moved to Delhi for a post in the union cabinet.
A five-day session of the bicameral Bihar legislature has been scheduled from November 23 to November 27 by the new cabinet. Members of the newly constituted 17th assembly will be administered the oath during the session.
The NDA in Bihar comprises four parties — JDU, BJP, HAM, and VIP. The alliance won 125 seats in the 243-member Legislative Assembly. While the BJP won 74 seats, the JDU secured 43 seats. HAM and VIP pocketed four seats each.
Additionally, BJP leader Nand Kishore Yadav is set to be the Speaker in the new Assembly.