A series of high-voltage political events that saw Kumar back to power after nine months began with the resignation of Jitan ram Manjhi who sensed the clear lack of number to pass the crucial floor test in the assembly.  

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After taking oath as Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish in many ways broke several records in Indian politics especially in Bihar. This was the first instance when any politician has taken the oath as Chief Minister of Bihar for fourth time.

Nitish even broke the record of his friend turned foe Narendra Modi, who was at the helm of Gujarat affairs for three consecutive terms before becoming the Prime Minister of India.  Modi was chief minister of Gujarat thrice between 2002-2014.

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Leaders who have sworn in as chief minister four or more times across the country include Jyoti Basu, Mohanlal Sukhadia and Gegong Apang. Communist leader Jyoti Basu was the chief minister of West Bengal for record five times. Mohan Lal has served Rajasthan for four times as chief minister for almost 17 years from 1954 to 1971.

Gegong Apang has also served Arunachal Pradesh as chief minister for four times from January 18, 1980 to January 19, 1999 and again from August 2003 to April 2007.



Nitish Kumar

March 3, 2000 to March 10, 2000
November 24, 2005 to November 24, 2010
November 26, 2010 to may 20, 2014
February 22, 2015 till date

Chief Minister for maximum times

Person                        State                                           Period


Jyoti Basu               West Bengal                       Five times from 1977-2000
Mohanlal Sukhadia   Rajasthan                         Four times from 1954 to 1971
Gegong Apang       Arunachal Pradesh              Four times from 1980-1999


Leaders who witnessed Nitish Kumar's oath taking ceremony

UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
Assam CM Tarun Gogoi
Former Prime Minister HD Devegouda, INLD's Abhay Choutala and Dushyant Choutala, Shivpal Singh Yadav of Samajwadi Party among others.

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