Janata Dal (United) on Tuesday unanimously decided to snap ties with the BJP & Nitish Kumar resigned as the CM of Bihar in a stunning switch of power. The JD(U) chief will take oath as CM today with RJD's Tejashwi Yadav swearing-in as his deputy.

Meanwhile, the BJP on Tuesday reacted angrily, accusing Nitish Kumar of "insulting & betraying" people's mandate while blaming his prime ministerial ambition for the JD(U)'s decision to walk out of the NDA.

   

Nitish Kumar hits reset, reunites with RJD; oath today | Top Points

WHAT?

Janata Dal (United) on Tuesday unanimously decided to snap ties with the BJP & Nitish Kumar resigned as the CM of Bihar in a stunning switch of power.

WHEN?

The JD(U) chief will take oath as CM today with RJD's Tejashwi Yadav swearing-in as his deputy.

HOW?

The political drama played out after Nitish Kumar's meeting with all JD(U) MPs and MLAs in Patna. All lawmakers unanimously voted to leave the NDA alliance, leading to the downfall of the NDA government in the state.

WHO?

The RJD, which has the highest number of MLAs, will have 16 ministers and the JD(U) will have 13 ministers in the new cabinet. The Congress and HAM will have four and one minister each. A total of 35 MLAs will take oath as ministers eventually.

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Nitish Kumar had deserted the NDA for the first time in 2013 after Narendra Modi became the coalition's Prime Ministerial candidate and then again ditched his coalition with the RJD-Congress combine in 2017 to walk back into the NDA camp.