Bihar chief minister Saturday, Nitish Kumar inducted 27 ministers on giving the BJP the highest-ever illustration in his authorities. In addition to the plum portfolios, the saffron birthday party held before he broke his party’s alliance four years ago.
Of people who took an oath of office, 14 are from Kumar’s birthday party, the JD(U), 12 from the BJP and one from the Lok Janshakti Party, an NDA constituent.
The government in Bihar changed dramatically on Wednesday. This was after Nitish Kumar determined to dump his previous allies, the Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress, and companion with the BJP; over an alleged corruption case that embroiled his then deputy leader minister Tejashwi Yadav. A day later, he took oath as leader minister and BJP’s Sushil Kumar Modi as his deputy to form the brand new NDA authorities.
The last time the BJP had a coalition government with Kumar’s birthday celebration— in 2010 — it had eleven ministers. BJP then had 91 lawmakers, as compared to fifty-three now. In the first JD(U)-BJP coalition authorities(2005 to 2010)- the saffron party had 7 ministers from amongst its 55 legislators.
The expanded heft of the BJP pondered the changed political equations in Bihar, with Kumar depending extra on the NDA-led valuable government to deliver on his guarantees of development. The allocation of portfolios additionally gave a glimpse of the coalition partners’ priorities.
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Nitish Kumar will hold home, preferred management and vigilance departments, amongst others. At the same time as his deputy from the BJP might be in the rate of finance, woodland, business taxes and IT. They gave Bijendra Yadav of the JD(U), the portfolios of power, excise and prohibition. Law & order and prohibition have been the two planks of Kumar in his endeavour to extend his mass base.
The different portfolios given to the BJP ministers — agriculture, road construction, health, city development & housing, artwork & subculture, and backwards and extraordinarily backwards instructions, among others – will assist the birthday celebration to amplify its social and political base in a kingdom that sends forty MPs to the Lok Sabha. Kumar’s Cabinet has one woman and one minority community member– both from the JD (U).
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In caste-ridden Bihar, the BJP maintained a cautious configuration to symbolize all groups essential to its base. This gives the maximum of four berths to EBC categories and one each to Kushwaha, Yadav and SC groups.
There had been ministers from the Brahmin community and one each from Bhumihar and Rajput corporations.
According to the method laboured out among the 2 coalition companions, the JD(U) will get benefits if the council of ministers is improved. They will have a total of 19 ministers, BJP thirteen. Also, one from the opposite NDA companions: Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP, Jitan Ram Manjhi’s HAM, and Upendra Kushwaha’s RLSP.
Union minister Upendra Prasad Kushwaha-led RLSP, which got one berth; became asked to suggest someone for a ministerial function this is but to be allocated. From LJP, Pashupati Paras — brother of Paswan — become accommodated, though he isn’t a member of both houses.
Jitan Ram Manjhi, the lone representative of his celebration, became down a post. However, endorsed a member from outdoor the residence over which no one took a decision.
According to BJP resources, Sushil Modi and Bihar BJP president Nityanand Rai shortlisted the names. They vetted these people through the birthday party’s significant leadership in New Delhi. The report says that BJP president Amit Shah, Union minister Arun Jaitley and senior birthday party leader Bhupendra Yadav were also involved in the selection.