Nitish Kumar today unanimously elected leader of NDA. This decision was taken at a joint meeting of NDA in Patna .Earlier Mr Kumar was elected leader of legislators of Janta Dal ( United).The meeting was convened at the official residence of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was present in the joint meeting of NDA as an observer. Besides Union Minister Nityanand Rai, Party incharge of Bihar affairs Bhupendra Yadav, election incharge Devendra Fadnavis and Bihar BJP President Sanjay Jaiswal were also present in the meeting.
Hindustani Awam Morcha President Jitan Ram Manjhi and Vikassheel Insaan Party Chief Mukesh Sahni were also present in the meeting.
The legislators of all four NDA constituents – BJP, JD(U), Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) and Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) discussed the formation of a new government in the state.Besides post of Deputy Chief Minister,Election of Assembly Speaker and other issues were also be discussed at the meeting.
The NDA secured an absolute majority by winning 125 seats in the recently held assembly elections. One independent MLA Sumit Sigh has also extended his support to the NDA.