With BJP aim on keeping Nitish Kumar in charge, the promise taking is probably going to happen in the coming week.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said the NDA will meet on Sunday to formally choose its leader in Bihar. The meeting will be held at 12.30pm, Kumar, who is likely to take oath for the fourth successive term in Bihar, has said. Following JD(U)’s poor performance in the recently concluded Bihar Assembly Election 2020, where Rashtriya Janata Dal emerged as the single-largest party and the BJP as the dominating ally in the NDA alliance with more seats than the JD(U), speculations were rife whether Nitish Kumar will remain the chief minister. Several top BJP leaders have, however, confirmed that it had been agreed before that Nitish Kumar would be at the helm and BJP would go by its pre-poll promise.Prime Minister Narendra Modi also mentioned Nitish Kumar and his contribution to the thumping victory of the NDA in Bihar.
With BJP intent on keeping Nitish Kumar at the helm, the oath-taking is likely to take place in the coming week. It might take place Monday, on the auspicious occasion of ‘Bhai Dooj’ as well. But speaking to media on Thursday for the first time after the results were announced, Nitish Kumar dismissed these speculations.
In this case, the Sunday’s meet will be a formality to choose Nitish Kumar once again. Apart from that, other crucial decisions regarding the alliance will be taken at Sunday’s meeting.