New Delhi: Nitish Kumar on Monday (November 16, 2020) took oath as the chief minister of Bihar again following which wishes pour in from several politicians for the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) President.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Nitish and the other ministers who took oath in Nitish’s cabinet.
Congratulations to @NitishKumar Ji on taking oath as Bihar’s CM. I also congratulate all those who took oath as Ministers in the Bihar Government. The NDA family will work together for the progress of Bihar. I assure all possible support from the Centre for the welfare of Bihar.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 16, 2020
Tejashwi Yadav who was the grand alliance’s chief ministerial candidate also congratulated Nitish. The Rashtriya Janata Dal leader hoped that the Nitish-led government would prioritise on providing 19 lakh jobs and other essential services in Bihar.
आदरणीय श्री नीतीश कुमार जी को मुख्यमंत्री ‘मनोनीत’ होने पर शुभकामनाएँ। आशा करता हूँ कि कुर्सी की महत्वाकांक्षा की बजाय वो बिहार की जनाकांक्षा एवं NDA के 19 लाख नौकरी-रोजगार और पढ़ाई, दवाई, कमाई, सिंचाई, सुनवाई जैसे सकारात्मक मुद्दों को सरकार की प्राथमिकता बनायेंगे।
— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) November 16, 2020
Former Bihar deputy CM and BJP’s Sushil Kumar Modi also congratulated Nitish.
श्री नीतीश कुमार के 7वीं बार बिहार के मुख्यमंत्री पद की शपथ लेने पर हार्दिक बधाई। आपके नेतृत्व में बिहार और आगे बढ़ेगा। श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी का सहयोग बिहार को हमेशा मिलता रहेगा।
— Sushil Kumar Modi (@SushilModi) November 16, 2020
The National President Lok Janshakti Party who parted ways with the National Democratic Alliance in the Bihar Assembly Election 2020, also congratulated Nitish.
आदरणीय @NitishKumar जी को फिर से मुख्यमंत्री बनने की बधाई। आशा करता हूँ सरकार अपना कार्यकाल पुरा करेगी और आप एन॰डी॰ए॰ के ही मुख्यमंत्री बने रहेंगे।
— युवा बिहारी चिराग पासवान (@iChiragPaswan) November 16, 2020
Nitish, 69, who has had a continuous run since November 2005, except for the period in 2014-15 when Jitan Ram Manjhi kept the charge, is on course to become the longest-serving Chief Minister of the state. He will surpass the record of Shrikrishna Singh who held the top post since before Independence till his death in 1961.
Kumar was first sworn in as CM in 2000, for a term that lasted barely a week as he failed to muster a majority and returned as a minister at the Centre in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.