Bihar, 2 February 2021: The cabinet expansion of the NDA government in Bihar, led by Nitish Kumar, may occur this week. After the high-level meeting of BJP in Delhi, the discussion has intensified for the BJP quota in the cabinet. At the same time, Upendra Kushwaha has emerged from the JDU quota for the post of minister. It is anticipated that RLSP leader and former Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha will likely merge his party with JDU within a day or two. The discussion of making him the Minister of Education from the JDU quota is swirling around the political corridors.
The decision to make Shahnawaz Hussain a minister in Bihar has been made in the BJP high-level meeting in Delhi. He may be entrusted with the Finance or Road Construction Department’s responsibility. currently, Deputy CM Tarkishore Prasad has an additional charge of the Finance Department. On the other hand, Health Minister Mangal Pandey has the additional charge of the Road Construction Department. The names of several young MLAs from the BJP are in the news for the post of minister.
It is reported that from the JDU quota JM Khan (Jama Khan) and Independent MLA Sumit Singh, who came to JDU from BSP, can get ministerial posts. Other candidates, Sunil Kumar, Shravan Kumar, Maheshwar Hazari Bima Bharti, and Sanjay Jha, are also discussed for a ministerial position. It is possible that one minister each can be made from Jeetan Ram Manjhi’s party HAM and VIP.