Nitish Kumar was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the eighth time at the Patna Raj Bhavan on Wednesday. RJD leader and Lalu Prasad’s son Tejashwi Yadav took oath as the deputy CM.
This came a day after a huge political turmoil in the state, after which Nitish broke the alliance of Janata Dal-United (JD-U) with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and announced to form a new "Grand Alliance" which includes Tejashwi Yadav's Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and other Opposition parties including the Congress and the Left parties.
The oath ceremony was attended by RJD's Tejashwi Yadav and his wife Rajshri, former CM Rabri Devi and RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav.
Nitish Kumar haNItish s claimed the support of 164 MLAs.The effective strength of the Bihar assembly is 243.