One day after exiting the NDA alliance, JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar was sworn in as Chief Minister of Bihar for the eighth time on Wednesday, with the RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav taking oath as his Deputy.
Senior Bihar politician ended his alliance with the BJP on Tuesday, resigned as the coalition Chief Minister, only to stake claim again hours later.
Soon after he was sworn in, Kumar took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying “he won in 2014, but should now worry about 2024.”
Rebutting the saffron party’s claim of an early fall, Nitish asserted that the new government in Bihar will run just fine.
Kumar said to ANI news agency that the JD(U) had collectively decided to exit the alliance with the BJP.
“The party made the decision together (to leave BJP)…whether I will stay or not (till 2024)…they can say what they want, but I will not live in the year 2014,” he said.