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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today expanded his Cabinet

PATNA:29/7/17: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today expanded his Cabinet by inducting 27 new ministers from his Janata Dal (United) and the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance.

The new ministers were adminstered the oath of office and secrecy at a function at the Raj Bhavan by Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi.

Only Mr Kumar and Sushil Modi were sworn-in as the chief minister and the deputy chief minister on July 27 and the ministry was expanded a day after the new JD(U)-NDA government won the confidence vote in the Bihar Assembly.
In the 243-member House, a maximum of 37 ministers are allowed as per the constitutional provisions.

Vijendra Prasad Yadav of the JD(U) was the first to take oath followed by the BJP’s Prem Kumar, who was the Leader of the Opposition in the previous the JD(U)-RJD-Congress government.

Others who took oath included the JD(U)’s Rajiv Ranjan Singh Lallan and the BJP’s Nand Kishore Yadav and Manju Verma.

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