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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar Gets New Cabinet, Know Who All Were Inducted

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| July 29 , 2017 , 19:09 IST

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inducted 34 ministers including 9 from BJP in his team in a cabinet expansion on Saturday.

The oath taking ceremony took place at the Raj Bhawan in Patna. 

Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi administered the oath to 26 new ministers at the Raj Bhawan. 

Following the oath of 26 more ministers-11 of the BJP, 1 of LJP and 14 of the JD(U), the strength of Nitish cabinet now reaches 28.

One BJP legislator, Mangal Pandey, failed to take oath as he was held up in Shimla in Himachal Pradesh due to bad weather.

Nitish Kumar refused to induct ministers from two allies of the NDA in his cabinet -- Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) of Union Minister Upender Kushwaha and Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) of former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi.

Nitish Kumar informed BJP leaders that he would keep the two parties out of the government.

Nitish Kumar on Wednesday resigned as the Chief Minister, dumping Grand Alliance partners Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress.

He again took oath as the Chief Minister with the support of the National Democratic Alliance on Thursday. Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi took oath as Deputy Chief Minister.

Here is Nitish Kumar Cabinet full list:

  1. Vijendra Yadav
  2. Prem Kumar
  3. Sharavan Kumar
  4. Lallan Singh
  5. Ramnaryan Mandal
  6. Pashupati Paswan
  7. Nand Kishore Yadav (BJP)
  8. Shrawan Kumar (JDU)
  9. Ram Narayan Mandal (BJP)
  10. Jay Kumar Singh
  11. Krishna Nandan Prasad Verma
  12. Pramod Kumar
  13. Vinod Narayan Jha
  14. Suresh Kumar Sharma
  15. Vijay Kumar Sinha
  16. Kumari Manju Verma
  17. Maheshwar Hazari
  18. Shailesh Kumar
  19. Santosh Nirala
  20. Rana Randheer Singh
  21. Khurshid alias Firoz Ahmad
  22. Krishna Kumar Rishi
  23. Kapil Dev Kamat
  24. Dinesh Chandra Yadav
  25. Ramesh Rishidev