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Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi to attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony

Sunday, 25 May 2014 - 9:16pm IST | Place: Patna | Agency: PTI

Seeking to build bridges with the new dispensation in Delhi, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi will attend the swearing-in of Narendra Modi as the 15th Prime Minister of India on Monday.

Sources in the CM's office said Manjhi, who was nominated by Nitish Kumar as the chief minister after his resignation, would leave early in the morning for Delhi to take part in the oath-taking ceremony.

Manjhi had received the invitation directly from Modi when he had telephoned to congratulate him after he was sworn in as the new chief minister succeeding Kumar who had resigned in the wake of his JD-U's drubbing in Lok Sabha elections.

JD (U) had ended its 18-year-old alliance with BJP in June last year in the wake of Modi's elevation in the saffron party.

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