Bihar cabinet expansion: Here’s more on the 31 new ministers in Nitish-Tejashwi govt

Bihar cabinet expansion: Here's more on the 31 new ministers in Nitish-Tejashwi govt


Name Party Facts Vijay Kumar Chaudhary JD(U) Former bank probationary officer and speaker of Bihar legislative assembly. Bijendra Prasad Yadav JD(U) An MLA from Supaul for last 30 years. A graduate in Science, he was Bihar’s former energy, planning and development minister. Alok Kumar Mehta RJD An MLA from Ujiyarpur, he won Lok Sabha from Samastipur in 2004. Tej Pratap Yadav RJD Lalu Prasad’s elder son, and a two-time MLA. He is a former health, religious and spiritual minister. Ashok Choudhary JD(U) Son of former minister Mahavir Choudhary, he is a member of Bihar legislative council, and former minister of building construction, education departments. Shrawan Kumar JD(U) An MLA from Nalanda, he is the former rural development minister. Kumar became an MLA for the first time in 1995. Leshi Singh JD(U) An MLA from Dhamdaha, and a former minister of food and consumer protection department. She is also the ex-chairperson of Bihar State Women Commission. Surendra Prasad Yadav RJD An MLA from Gaya’s Belaganj, he has been in the role for eight terms. Yadav is considered close to Lalu Prasad. Ramanand Yadav RJD A Lalu Prasad loyalist, he was elected to Bihar Legislative Assembly from Fatuha. Madan Sahni JD(U) An MLA from Bahadurpur, and a former social welfare minister. Sahni came into the spotlight after a spat with a government officer. Lalit Yadav RJD An MLA from Darbhanga rural constituency, he is a six-time legislator. He became an MLA for the first time in 1995. Kumar Sarvjeet RJD A engineering graduate from Ranchi, he is an MLA from Bodh Gaya. He has declared assets worth 6.29 crore. Sanjay Kumar Jha JD(U) An MLC and former water resources department minister, Jha began his politics with the BJP before moving to JD(U). Sheela Kumari JD(U) A post graduate, she is an MLA from Phulparas in Madhubani district and the EBC face in the govt. Samir Kumar Mahaseth RJD  A two-time MLA, he has also been an MLC once. Mahaseth has declared assets of 24 crore. Chandra Shekhar RJD A former minister of disaster management department, he is a three-time MLA from Madhubani and completed a hat-trick in 2020. Sunil Kumar JD(U) A former IPS officer, he became an MLA for the first time in 2020. Kumar is the former minister of excise, prohibition and registration. Anita Devi RJD An intermediate pass, she is an MLA from Nokha in Rohtas district. Devi has declared assets of over 1 crore. Jitendra Kumar Rai RJD An MLA from Marhaura in Saran district, his father Yadubanshi Rai, also served as MLA from the constituency twice. Sudhakar Singh RJD A graduate from Kirorimal College, Delhi University, he is the son of former minister and RJD state president Jagdanand Singh. Jayant Raj JD(U) An MLA from Amarpur, he is a former minister of rural works. At 37, he is the young face of Bihar ministers. Md Zama Khan JD(U) Considered to be a strongman with 24 criminal cases against him, he was elected an MLA on BSP ticket from Chainpur in Kaimur district in 2020. He switched over to JD(U) and was the minister of minority affairs. Md Israil Mansuri JD(U) He is an MLA from Kanti in Muzaffarpur district. He is the EBC representation among the Muslims in the government. Surendra Ram RJD An MLA from Garkha in Saran district, he has declared assets of over 1 crore. His wife is an anganwadi worker as per the affidavit submitted to the Election Commission of India. Kartik Singh RJD A first time MLC this year, he is considered close to strongman Anant Singh. Md Shahnawaz Alam RJD Son of Md Taslimuddin, a former minister, Alam is an MLA from Jokihat in Araria district. He was elected on AIMIM ticket but later moved to the RJD. Jayant Raj JD(U) A first time MLA from Amarpur, Raj was a minister in the NDA govt as well. Ashfaque Alam Congress A four-time MLA, he was elected from Kasba in Purnia district. He is the minority face in the govt. Murari Pd Gautam Congress Murari Prasad Gautam is a Cong MLA from Chenari (SC) reserved seat of Rohtas. He defeated JD(U) to win the seat. Santosh Kumar Suman HAM-S An MLC, he is the son of former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi. He is a graduate and former minor irrigation and SC/ST minister. Sumit Kumar Singh Independent Son of former Bihar agriculture minister, he is a two-time MLA (2010 and 2020) from Chakai in Jamui districts.



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