“I say with folded hands, I don’t have any such idea… My job is to work for everyone. I will try to see that all opposition parties work together. If they do, well. Kumar told reporters in Patna whether he was the opposition’s possible prime ministerial candidate.
Nitish Kumar took oath as chief minister for a record eighth time on Wednesday after resigning from the post a day earlier and quitting the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister.
On August 24, the Nitish Kumar-led Mahagathbandhan government in Bihar will attempt to show its majority in the state assembly through a floor test.
Wednesday’s cabinet meeting, in which Kumar and Yadav were present, decided to hold a floor test on August 24 and submit an acceptable recommendation for convening the state legislature. According to sources, the cabinet expansion is expected on August 16 and the RJD will have a higher number of ministers than the Janata Dal-United.
The Grand Alliance or Grand Alliance has the support of 164 members in the Legislative Assembly.
Nitish Kumar on Tuesday broke his alliance with BJP for the second time in eight years and after that he joined hands with RJD and other parties in the grand alliance. Congress and leftist parties. The grand alliance is also supported by the Hindustan Awam Morcha (HAM), which has four MLAs in the assembly.
BJP has accused Nitish Kumar of insulting the mandate given by the people of Bihar. BJP and JD(U) had fought the assembly elections together in 2020. Nitish Kumar was made the Chief Minister, although BJP got more seats.
Sources said the Congress is likely to have 2-3 representatives in the cabinet and we may get a berth.