Mumbai: A day after winning the Bihar Assembly elections in 2020, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) made it clear that the Janata Dal-United (JDU) President Nitish Kumar will take oath as the Chief Minister of the state.
Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi made it clear that there is no confusion about the CM post as Nitish will continue to be the CM of the state.
“It was our commitment. In an election, some win more and some winless. But we are equal partners,” he said.
Following similar remarks, Bihar BJP chief Sanjay Jaiswal said that PM Modi and the party’s national president had announced that Nitish would be the CM of the state. “When they have taken his name, there should be no question of deliberation on any other name”, he said.
After the Bihar election results, there was speculation about a change in the face of CM as BJP has dwarfed JDU in this election. The BJP won 74 out of 243 seats in the Bihar Legislative Assembly, while the total number of the National Democratic Alliance was ahead by a majority of 122. JDU remained limited to 43.