Patna: Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar took oath as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the eighth time at the Raj Bhawan here on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, he handed over his resignation as the Chief Minister to Bihar Governor Phagu Chauhan and broke the alliance with National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
Apart from Nitish Kumar, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav also took an oath as the Deputy Chief Minister.
Slamming Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Bihar Chief Minister told ANI, "Those who came to power in 2014, will they be victorious in 2024?" and added Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) "can say what they want, but I will not live in the year 2014."
This is the second time, Kumar has broken all ties with NDA and joined hands with RJD.
In 2015 also, Kumar separated from the saffron party and joined RJD. However, following the corruption allegations against Tejashwi Yadav, who was also the Deputy CM then, he moved away from Mahagathbandhan and rejoined hands with BJP again in the year 2017.
Notably, Nitish became an MLA for the first time in 1985 from the Harnaut Assembly seat for the first time in 1985 after defeat in the 1977 and 1980 assembly elections.
He became the first became Member of Parliament from Bardha Parliamentary Constituency in Bihar in 1989 and won the 1996, 1998, and 1999 Lok Sabha elections.
In 1998, Nitish Kumar became the Minister of Railways at the Centre, in 1999, he became the Minister of Agriculture. During this time, in the year 2000, he was made the CM of Bihar by the NDA, although he could not prove the majority.
In the 2005 mid-term elections, Nitish Kumar became Chief Minister for the first time with a majority although it was his second swearing-in as Chief Minister.