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Nitish Kumar to hold maiden meeting of his new Cabinet today

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Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will hold the first meeting of his new cabinet on Saturday evening at the secretariat in Patna.

According to reports, the cabinet would take its decision on calling of special session of 16th Bihar Legislative Assembly and will also decide the date of a joint meeting of both the houses of Bihar legislature.

Nitish will also hold a review meeting to take stock of the situation of law and order with the District Magistrates and Police Superintendents of the districts via video conferencing. Chief Secretary, Home Secretary and the Director General of Police (DGP) will also remain present in the meeting.

Yesterday, in a grand event, Nitish Kumar swore in as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the fifth time at the Gandhi Maidan here.

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son Tejaswi Yadav swore-in as the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar. He has also been given the additional responsibility of three ministries.

Lalu’s elder son Tej Pratap Yadav has also been allocated three ministries in the Nitish Kumar-led Cabinet.

Senior RJD leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui will be the next Finance Minister of Bihar while JDU’s Vijendra Yadav will be Energy minister.

Congress’s Ashok Chaudhary is going to be the next Education and IT minister of Bihar.

PTI