Nitish Kumar

Politician

Nitish Kumar

Nitish Kumar

Born – March 1, 1951

 

Designation -Chief Minister of Bihar

 

Political party – Janata Dal (United) and

                            Janata Parivar group

 

Alma mater - National Institute of Technology, Patna

 

Previous offices - Minister of Railways

                               Minister of Agriculture

                               Minister of Surface Transport

                               Chief Minister of Bihar (2005–2014) 

                               Chief Minister of Bihar (2000–2000)

 

 

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Nitish Kumar, a senior Indian politician, is the present Chief Minister of the state of Bihar, India. He has held the position since 2005. Nitish Kumar is a member of the Janata Dal (United) Party and has served as a Union Minister of India. He has won accolades as Chief Minister for his efforts in developing and implementing several activities, including construction of bridges that were long due, re-laying roads, ensuring participation of doctors in primary health centers, controlling crime rate, and many more. He has successfully appointed more than one lakh school teachers during his tenure as Chief Minister of Bihar. His career graph as an Indian politician reveals that he has held different important positions in the

 

State as well as in the Parliament. His tenure includes memberships in different committees at different point of time.Nitish Kumar was briefly, the Union Minister for Railways and Minister for Surface Transport and later, the Minister for Agriculture in 1998–99, in the NDA Government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. In August 1999, he resigned following the Gaisal train disaster, taking the responsibility of the disaster as Minister of Railways. However, in his shoty stint as Railway Minister, he brought in widespread reforms such as internet ticket booking facility, opening a record number of railway ticket booking counters and introducing the tatkal scheme for instant booking.

 

Later that year, he rejoined the Union Cabinet as Minister for Agriculture. From 2001 to May 2004, he was the Union Minister for Railways again. In the 2004 Lok Sabha elections, he contested elections from two places, when he got elected from Nalanda but lost from his traditional constituency, Barh.

 

Nitish Kumar"s government also initiated bicycle and meal programs – the government gave bicycles to girls who stayed in school – which saw Bihar getting huge number of girls into schools and fall in school dropout rates.

                     

In 2010, Nitish Kumar"s party swept back to power along with its allies (at that time), Bharatiya Janata Party. On 26 November 2010, Nitish Kumar took oath as a Chief Minister of Bihar. This was his second consecutive term as Chief Minister of Bihar.In a keenly fought contest, Nitish Kumar led JDU-BJP combine won with four-fifth majority. NDA won 206 seats while RJD won 22 seats. No party there has won enough seats to represent the opposition in the state assembly, which requires at least 25 seats to become eligible to represent the main opposition party.For the first time, electorates witnessed high turnout of women and young voters, while this was declared as the fairest election in Bihar, with no bloodshed or poll violence.

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