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Bihar Live :: Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar CM for 4th time.

nitishkumar22 February 2015 :: Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar CM for the fourth time.
He was administered the oath of office and secrecy at the Raj Bhawan in Patna by governor Keshari Nath Tripathi. Nitish, who was invited to form a new government by the governor after Jitan Ram Manjhi’s resignation ahead of the trust vote on Friday, has been asked to prove his majority in the Bihar assembly by March 16. He claims he has the support of over 120 legislators, including those of his allies. The halfway mark is at 117 currently.

Jitan Ram Manjhi, Mamta Banerjee, Tarun Gogoi were present on this occasion.Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and Lalu Yadav skipped the oath ceremony because of a family wedding.

Nitish Kum?r was born in Bihar in a Kurmi family to Kaviraj Ram Lakhan Singh and Parmeshwari Devi. His father was a freedom fighter and was close to the great Gandhian Bihar Vibhuti Anugrah Narayan Sinha, one of the founders of modern Bihar. His father, who was also an Ayurvedic Vaidyaraj, left the Indian National Congress to join the Janata Party, after it denied him candidature in the 1952 and 1957 general elections.

He has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Bihar College of Engineering, Patna (now NIT Patna). He joined the Bihar State Electricity Board, but halfheartedly, and later moved into politics.

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