Patna: After breaking its alliance with NDA, Nitish Kumar is all set to take oath as Bihar's Chief Minister again for the eighth time since he was sworn in as the CM of the state in 2000.
Tejashwi Yadav is expected to be Deputy Chief Minister again and might get a key portfolio such as road construction.
Reportedly, 16 MLAs from RJD, 13 from JDU, and 4 from Congress can be made ministers in a grand alliance. At the same time, Jitan Ram Manjhi's party Hum may be given a ministerial post.
According to the number of MLAs, there can be a maximum of 35 ministers excluding the CM. At the same time, it has not been decided whether the Left parties have a total of 19 MLAs in the Vidhan Sabha.
JDU party leaders like Vijay Chaudhary, Vijender Yadav, Upendra Kushwaha, Sanjay Jha, Ashok Chaudhary, Shravan Kumar, Lacey Singh, Jama Khan, Sheela Mandal, and Sunil Kumar can be made ministers.
On the other hand, leaders from RJD such as Tej Pratap Yadav, Alok Mehta, Ramchandra Purve, Akhtarul Islam Shaheen, Shahnawaz, Lalit Yadav, Sunil Singh, Anita Devi, Chandrasekhar can be made ministers.
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 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 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.