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Modi Cabinet Bihar Minister: Fulfilling the wish of Jitanram Manjhi of the MP’s party, he became a cabinet minister in the Modi government.

Nita Yadav

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Jitanram Manjhi.

Former Bihar Chief Minister and Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) leader Jitan Ram Manjhi was made a Union Minister in the Modi 3.0 Cabinet. President Draupadi Murmu administered the oath of office to him as a cabinet minister on Sunday evening. Jitan Ram Manjhi served as the 23rd Chief Minister of Bihar from 20 May 2014 to 20 February 2015. Jitan Ram Manjhi is the only HAM(S) MP to win from Bihar’s Gaya Lok Sabha seat.

The NDA is a component of the Nitish Kumar-led government in Bihar along with HAM(S), JD(U) and BJP. After breaking ties with the RJD in February, Nitish Kumar formed the government with the support of the BJP. During the trust vote in Bihar, he supported the Nitish government along with four of his MLAs.

Jitan Manjhi’s son Santosh Kumar Manjhi is a minister in the Nitish government. Now after the Lok Sabha elections, he has also become a cabinet minister along with MP in Modi Cabinet 3.0.

Manjhi became the CM of Bihar in 2014

Former CM Jitan Manjhi belongs to the Musahar community. In 2014, he was made the Chief Minister for the first time in place of Nitish Kumar. The Dalit leader was the state’s first chief minister from the Musahar community, but in just two months, Jitan Manjhi has shown that he is not content living in the JD(U) leader’s shadow. He formed his own party (HAM(S)) and joined the BJP-led NDA.

Jitanram Manjhi entered politics in 1980 as a Congress candidate. Between 1980 and 1990, he served in three consecutive Cabinets headed by Congress Chief Ministers in Bihar. After 1990, he split from the Janata Dal and joined Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal.

Manjhi has been switching sides in politics

From 1996 to 2005, Manjhi was a minister in the RJD state government in Bihar before joining Nitish Kumar’s JDU. In 2021, a Dalit leader created a controversy by using a slur against Brahmins, following which he faced severe criticism from the dominant community, one of whose members announced a reward of Rs 11 lakh for cutting out his tongue.

Manjhi could not win a single seat in the 2015 assembly elections. He broke away from the NDA and moved into the Grand Alliance, although Modi’s victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections left little room for the NDA to do anything else. Later he again returned to NDA and won as NDA candidate from Gaya. Let us tell you that Manjhi was born in Mahakar village of Khijrasar, Guyana.

Nita Yadav

Nita Yadav

I am Nita Yadav, specializing in writing about politics and breaking national news. My focus is on delivering insightful and timely perspectives on these crucial topics, aiming to inform and engage my readers effectively.

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