Jitan Ram Manjhi, a 68-year-old Mahadalit pioneer, was Monday named by cordial Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar as the new chief minister.
Nitish Kumar was approved by the Janata Dal-United council gathering to choose another pioneer after he declined to withdraw his abdication which he tendered succeeding his gathering’s catastrophe in the late Lok Sabha polls.
“Manjhi will stake case to structure the government,” Nitish Kumar told media persons after he alongside Manjhi and other party leaders met Governor D.y. Patil here.
Party pioneers said Nitish Kumar picked the delicate spoken Manjhi as he is a non-questionable pioneer with a clean picture.
Manjhi – from the Musahar group – was SC/ST welfare serve in the Nitish Kumar bureau. He is legislator from the Makhdoompur assembly constituency.
He additionally challenged the Lok Sabha survey from Gaya voting public yet lost.
Manjhi, a local of Mahkar town in Gaya area, will be the third Dalit to become chief minister after Bhola Paswan Shastri and Ram Sundar Das.
Nitish Kumar, in the mean time, said the JD-U has the dominant part to structure the administration with backing of the Communist Party of India and Independent legislators.
Nitish Kumar said Manjhi will take vow as chief minister Tuesday alongside the committee of ministers.
“Manjhi is a seasoned, balanced and an experienced politician,” JD-U president Sharad Yadav told.