Bharatiya Janata Party veterans LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi — party’s faces since Ayodhya days — may have to wait for a while to get a ‘suitable’ accommodation.
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Thursday said his party's "unconditional support" to the JD(U) government in Bihar is aimed at foiling BJP's "design" to capture power in the state, but evaded questions on future possibilities with Nitish Kumar's party.
Opposition RJD on Thursday announced support to the new JD(U) government in Bihar headed by Jitan Ram Manjhi. The announcement was made by RJD legislature party leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui in Patna and has come as a boost for the new ministry ahead of the trust vote on Friday.
Pawan Chamling was on Wednesday sworn in as Sikkim chief minister for the record fifth consecutive time. Governor Shriniwas Patil administered the oath of office to Chamling and 11 ministers at a function in Raj Bhawan.
In a Cabinet reshuffle, three AIADMK ministers on Tuesday took oath of office at the Raj Bhavan in Chennai.
Jitan Ram Manjhi, 68, was sworn in as the 23rd CM of Bihar along with 17 ministers on Tuesday. Fifteen JD(U) ministers from the Nitish Kumar-led ministry and two independents supporting the govt were also sworn in.
A day after being elected as the leader of BJD legislature party by the newly elected MLAs, Odisha chief minister and Biju Janata Dal president Naveen Patnaik on Monday met governor SC Jamir at the governor’s house here to stake claims to form the next government in the state.