Making it obvious who wields more power in Bihar, when Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expanded his cabinet today, it was found that the biggest chunk of seats had gone to coalition partner Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) led by Tejashwi Yadav. The new ministers were administered the oath of office by Governor Phagu Chauhan.
Out of a total of 31 ministers inducted into the Bihar cabinet today, the RJD got 16 ministerial berths, followed by the Janata Dal (United), which kept 11. Nitish Kumar kept home while his deputy Tejashwi Yadav got key portfolios like health, road construction, urban development, housing and rural development. Tej Pratap Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav's brother, is Bihar's new environment minister. Of course, the RJD got more ministries because of more MLAs in the coalition.
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