Jitan Ram Manjhi takes oath as new Chief Minister of Bihar
Bihar Governor D Y Patil today administered oath of office to Mr Jitan Ram Manjhi as new Chief Minister of Bihar in a simple function organised at Raj Bhawan here.
Among the council of ministers who took oath are -- Vijay Kumar Chaudhary, Bijendra Prasad Yadav, Narendra Singh, Brishen Patel, Ramai Ram, Dr Bhim Singh, Damodar Rawat, Narendra Narain Yadav, P K Shahi, Shahid Ali Khan, Shyam Rajak, Nitish Mishra, Awadhesh Prasad Kushwaha, Gautam Singh, Ms Lesi Singh, Dulal Chandra Goswami and Binay Bihari.
Barring Mr Goswami and Mr Binay Bihari, both independents, supporting the JD(U) government, all ministers who took oath were also ministers in the Nitish Kumar cabinet.
Former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Speaker of Bihar Assembly Udai Narain Chaudhary and state Chief Secretary A K Sinha were present on the occasion.
(Posted on 21-05-2014)