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Nitish to stake claim on Wednesday

Source: PTI
November 22, 2005 20:41 IST
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National Democratic Alliance's chief ministerial candidate in Bihar Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said he will stake claim on Wednesday to form government in Bihar.

The NDA got a simple majority in the 243-member assembly, claiming 146 seats.

"I will meet the Bihar governor tomorrow evening to stake claim to form the NDA Government," he told reporters after a meeting of Janata Dal-United and Bharatiya Janata Party leaders at the residence of JD-U's Parliamentary Board Chairman Sharad Yadav.

Kumar said the JD-U and BJP legislators will first meet in Patna separately and then hold a joint meeting before going to meet the governor.

He is expected to be elected leader of the joint legislative party.

The swearing-in will take place on Thursday afternoon, Kumar said.

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