Bihar Assembly election 2020 News
Since the post of a Deputy CM is not a constitutional one, the two took oath as ministers and their posts would be notified by the cabinet in due course. JD(U) ministers included old hands like Bijendra Prasad Yadav, Ashok Choudhary and Vijay Kumar Chaudhary besides new faces Mewa Lal Chaudhary and Sheela Kumari Mandal. Other than the two Deputy CMs, those from the BJP included Mangal Pandey who held the health portfolio in the previous government besides Amarendra Pratap Singh, Ramprit Paswan, Jibesh Kumar and Ram Surat Rai.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said he has made no claim to form the next government in his first interaction with media On Chirag Paswan's LJP, which has been accused of "cutting votes" against the JD-U, he said, "If some action is to be taken (against LJP), the BJP has to take it Tejashwi Yadav said the RJD would soon undertake a `Dhanyawaad yatra` to thank supporters for showing faith in the grand alliance