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Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav to meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi today

NEW DELHI/PATNA: Deputy CM of Bihar and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav to meet Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi later today in Delhi, according to ANI reported.

Rportedly, the meeting at 10 Janpath will take place between 5 to 5.30 pm.

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi played mediator in the formation of a new government in Bihar, Mahagathbandhan reported.

JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar took oath as Bihar chief minister for a record eighth time in a no-frills ceremony at Raj Bhavan after snapping ties with the BJP-led NDA and joining hands with the RJD to form a ‘Mahagathbandhan’ government.

Meanwhile, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav also took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister.

Sonia Gandhi played a crucial role by intervening in the political situation in the state and helped in the formation of a new government in the state, said Congress MLA.

Congress MLAs in the state have been locked in a stiff competition to get the ministerial berths since the change of guard in Bihar. Ajeet Sharma, a member of the Bihar Legislative Assembly, has said that the party should get at least four ministerial berths.

On the other hand, Congress’s Khagaria MLA Chhatrapati Yadav has written a letter to Sonia Gandhi saying that he should be made a minister as he belongs to the ‘Yadav’ community.

According to the report, Bihar Cabinet expansion is likely to happen on August 16.

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