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The six Bihar leaders who will take oath as cabinet minsters in Modi 3.0.

Rajiv Ranjan Singh, Ram Nath Thakur, Giriraj Singh, Chirag Paswan, Nityanand Rai, and Jitan Ram Manjhi are notable political figures set to take oath as Union ministers under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.

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The six Bihar leaders who will take oath as cabinet minsters in Modi 3.0.

Rajiv Ranjan Singh

Rajiv Ranjan Singh, commonly known as Lalan Singh, is a senior leader and former national president of Janata Dal (United) [JD(U)]. Known for his loyalty to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Singh has served in various ministerial roles within the state government. At 69, he is anticipated to be sworn in as a Union minister. Singh, from the upper Bhumihar caste, began his political career in 1974. He was a founding member of the Samata Party alongside CM Kumar and former Defence Minister George Fernandes.

Throughout his extensive political career, Singh has served four terms as an MP representing Munger. He is recognized as a strategist, troubleshooter, and negotiator for JD(U), which has held power in Bihar and the Centre through various coalitions. Singh has previously held the positions of Water Resources Minister and Planning and Development Minister in the state government. In December last year, he resigned as JD(U)'s national president amid rumors of CM Kumar's dissatisfaction with his closeness to RJD, JD(U)'s former ally in the Grand Alliance government. CM Kumar succeeded him as the national president in December 2023, after which JD(U) realigned with the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

Singh ran as a JD(U) candidate in the 2024 Lok Sabha election, winning against his nearest rival, Anita Devi of RJD, by 80,870 votes.

Ram Nath Thakur

Ram Nath Thakur, 74, is a JD(U) leader and Rajya Sabha MP, and the son of former Bihar Chief Minister Karpoori Thakur. Originating from Karpoori Gram in Samastipur district, Thakur has held various ministerial roles, including Minister of Sugarcane Industries under RJD leader Lalu Prasad's first cabinet, and Minister of Revenue and Land Reforms, Law, Information, and Public Relations from 2005 to 2010 during Nitish Kumar's cabinet. He became a Rajya Sabha MP in April 2014 and is expected to be appointed as a cabinet minister in PM Modi's government.

Giriraj Singh

BJP leader and Union Minister Giriraj Singh, 71, is set to take the ministerial oath for the third consecutive term. He was elected to the 16th Lok Sabha from Nawada and re-elected to the 17th and 18th Lok Sabha from Begusarai. Singh has previously served as the Minister of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, and Minister of Animal Husbandry and Fisheries in Modi's cabinet, as well as Minister of Cooperative, Animal Husbandry, and Fisheries Resources Development in Bihar's NDA government. In the 2024 elections, he defeated Abdesh Kumar Roy of the Communist Party of India by 81,480 votes.

Chirag Paswan

Chirag Paswan, 41, is the president of the Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) and a three-time Lok Sabha MP from Bihar. Paswan's party achieved a 100% success rate in the recent elections, winning all five seats contested. He won the Hajipur seat by a margin of 1.70 lakh votes over his nearest rival, Shiv Chandra Ram of RJD. Paswan, son of the late Dalit leader Ram Vilas Paswan, has transitioned from an actor with a debut in the 2011 film "Mile Na Mile Hum" to a successful politician. He previously represented Jamui before winning Hajipur in 2024.

Nityanand Rai

Nityanand Rai, 58, is a prominent Yadav leader of BJP in Bihar. He began his political journey as a student leader in Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and later served four terms as an MLA from Hajipur. Rai, elected as an MP for the third time from Ujiarpur in 2024, was Minister of State for Home in PM Modi's second cabinet from 2019 to 2024. He is considered close to former Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Rai has been promoted as a key Yadav face in Bihar to counter RJD's traditional vote base and served as BJP's state president from 2016.

Jitan Ram Manjhi

Jitan Ram Manjhi, 79, is the founder of Hindustani Awam Morcha-Secular (HAM-S) and a former Bihar Chief Minister. A prominent Dalit leader in the NDA, Manjhi first entered the state assembly as a Congress MLA in 1980 and served as a minister in various capacities over the years. He became the 23rd Chief Minister of Bihar in May 2014 but later founded HAM-S after a fallout with Nitish Kumar. Manjhi was elected to the Lok Sabha from Gaya, defeating Kumar Sarvjeet of RJD by 1.10 lakh votes. He is expected to be named a minister in PM Modi's government.

Swearing-in Ceremony

President Droupadi Murmu will administer the oath of office and secrecy to PM Modi and his cabinet ministers at 7:15 PM on Sunday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan’s Forecourt.

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