Nitish Kumar and Sushil Kumar Modi will be sworn in as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister

A day after its historic landslide victory in the Bihar Assembly elections, the National Democratic Alliance unanimously voted for Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar to head the party and the alliance in the Legislature.

Mr. Kumar and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushil Kumar Modi will be sworn in as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister on Friday.

The swearing-in will take place at the city’s historic Gandhi Maidan at 2.30 p.m. Governor Debanand Konwar will administer the oath of office and secrecy.

Earlier on Thursday, the JD (U) and the BJP held separate meetings with the newly-elected legislators, at which Mr. Kumar and Mr. Modi were unanimously elected leaders of the State JD (U) and BJP legislature parties.

The NDA alliance bagged 206 of the 243 constituencies, with the JD (U) securing 115 and the BJP, 91. In stark contrast, the Opposition has been reduced to a non-entity, with the Rashtriya Janata Dal-Lok Jan Shakti Party combine barely securing 25 seats and the Congress, just 4 seats.

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