Bihar cabinet expansion news: 30 potential ministers sworn in today

Bihar Cabinet Expansion News: The two-member Cabinet of Bihar that includes Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy, Tchashui Prasad Yadav, is set to expand on Tuesday, when nearly 30 members from various components of the ‘Mahagathbandan’ (Grand Alliance) will be appointed. ) .

High-ranking sources said the swearing-in will take place at 11.30 am inside Raj Bhavan.

Among the invitees may be RJD chief Lalu Prasad who was expected to arrive here on Monday night, although party sources now claim he will arrive on Tuesday on a morning flight.

A state cabinet can have up to 36 ministers, including the chief minister. The recruitment of ministers on Tuesday is expected to keep some berths vacant for future expansion.

An agreement was reached in principle that the AKP, the largest party in the state assembly, would have the lion’s share of ministerial anchors, followed by Dinar Kumar (U).

Congress state official Bhakt Charan Das said the party is inclined to have three cabinet berths, two of which will be filled on Tuesday.

According to congressional sources who did not wish to be named, Afaq Alam and Murari Gautam were chosen as part of the party’s strategy to support Muslim and Dalits.

Earlier, Asma Shakil Ahmed Khan, AICC Secretary and one of the most vocal MLAs, along with Rajesh Ram, was making the rounds.

From the RJD camp, there seems to be little doubt about the instigation of Tej Pratap Yadav, the eldest son of a renegade Lalu Prasad. Along the projected lines, the party is likely to allocate a number of anchors to those of the Yadav class, who make up its primary base.

Among the disputants are National Secretary General Alok Mehta and the young MLA youth Sudhakar Singh, whose father Gagadan and Singh are currently head of state and enjoy the respect of Tejashwi Yadav.

JD(U) is likely to retain most of his ministers in the former NDA government including Vijay Kumar Chaudhary, Ashok Choudhary, Bijendra Yadav, Shravan Kumar and Leshi Singh.

A few considered close to the BJP and ex-JD(U) party chief RCP Singh, accused of trying to split the party at the behest of the former ally, may be ousted.

Additionally, Santosh Suman is likely to return from Hindustani Awam Morcha as a vizier. The party, which was founded by his father and former Vice President Gitan Ram Manhi, has four MLAs and has withdrawn from the NDA expressing solidarity with Nitish Kumar.

The only independent Sumit Kumar Singh, whose late father, Narendra Singh, was a longtime aide to the prime minister, was appointed as a minister in the previous government and is also likely to be sworn in on Tuesday.

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