Nitish Kumar has kept the home ministry for himself, Tarkishore Prasad has been given the charge of the finance ministry. Renu Devi will be the next Bihar panchayati raj minister.
While reacting over a question on Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), chief Chirag Paswan, the BJP leader said, "He is not part of our alliance in the state. I don't want to say anything about it."
Tejashwi Yadav has been sending out messages of restraint and simplicity since Saturday, in what his party Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) explains is an attempt to establish a new culture and break from its "rowdy" past.
The case pertains to the fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 3.5 crore from the Dumka treasury by Animal Husbandry Department officials between 1991 and 1996 when Yadav served as the State's Chief Minister.
In his four-page letter written in Hindi, PM Modi said he needs Nitish Kumar's government in Bihar to ensure all-round development of the state.
BJP has fielded 13 candidates while its ally JD(U) has fielded 20 in these two regions. VIP is contesting on 3 seats while one candidate of HAM-S is trying his luck in the last phase.
By-elections are underway on 28 seats in Madhya Pradesh, 8 in Gujarat, 7 in Uttar Pradesh, 2 each in Odisha, Nagaland, Karnataka and Jharkhand, and one seat each in Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Haryana.
Bihar Election: PM Modi also sought to appeal to Bihari sensitivities by speaking about ''chhath'' puja, saying their "son" will ensure that kitchen fires are kept burning despite the COVID pandemic.
The second phase of elections is crucial for the NDA’s quest to return to power. Out of the 94 seats going to polls on November 3 during the second phase, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is contesting on 46 and JD (U) on 43. The remaining five seats have gone to their alliance partners.
PM Modi remarked that the opposition tried to lower the morale of the Indian soldiers. "These people were unhappy and said everything that lowered the morale of our soldiers,"