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Nitish Kumar sworn-in as Bihar CM
Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | November 24, 2005 13:14 IST
Last Updated: November 24, 2005 15:49 IST
Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar was on Thursday sworn-in as the 33rd chief minister of Bihar.
He was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Buta Singh at a public function at Gandhi Maidan in Patna.
State Bharatiya Janata Party President Sushil Kumar Modi was sworn-in as the deputy chief minister of the JD(U)-BJP coalition government.
The swearing-in ceremony was attended among others by several National Democratic Alliance leaders, including former Prime Minister A B Vajpayee, BJP president L K Advani, JD(U) leaders Sharad Yadav and Jaya Jaitely.
Akali Dal leader Prakash Singh Badal, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Babulal Gaur and BJP leaders M Venkaiah Naidu, Uma Bharti, Arun Jaitely and Navjot Singh Siddhu also attended the function.Altogether 26 ministers, 16 of cabinet rank and 10 ministers of state, took oath along with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
Here is the list of the council of ministers.
The portfolios are likely to be announced by Thursday evening.
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With Agency inputs