Nitish Kumar is an Indian politician. He belongs to a socialist class of politicians. He is the present Chief Minister of Bihar, India, since 2017. He has also served as a minister in the Union Government of India. He is the president of Janata Dal United Party.
Nitish Kumar was born in Bakhtiarpur, Bihar. His father, Kaviraj Ram Lakhan Singh, was an ayurvedic practitioner; his mother was Parmeshwari Devi. Nitish earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Bihar College of Engineering in 1972. He married Manju Kumari Sinha and has one son. He joined the Bihar State Electricity Board, and later moved into politics. During his early years as a politician he was associated with the likes of Jayaprakash Narayan, Ram Manohar Lohia, S. N. Sinha, Karpuri Thakur and V. P. Singh. He participated in Jayaprakash Narayan’s movement between 1974 and 1977. Also Read : Narendra Modi Wiki, Bio, Age, Career and Personal Life
Nitish Kumar was the Union Minister for Railways and Minister for Surface Transport and later, the Minister for Agriculture in 1998-99, in the NDA government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. In August 1999, he resigned following the Gaisal train disaster, for which he took responsibility as a minister. As Railway Minister, he brought in widespread reforms, such as internet ticket booking facility in 2002, opening a record number of railway ticket booking counters and introducing the tatkal scheme for instant booking. Later that year, he rejoined the Union Cabinet as Minister for Agriculture. From 2001 to May 2004, he was again the Union Minister for Railways. In the 2004 Lok Sabha elections, he contested elections from two places, when he was elected from Nalanda but lost from his traditional constituency, Barh.
As Chief Minister :
As Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar appointed more than 100,000 school teachers, ensured that doctors worked in primary health centres, electrification of villages. paving of roads, turned around a lawless state by cracking down on criminals. Giving bicycles to girls who stayed in school resulted in the state getting a huge number of girls into schools and a reduction in school dropout rates. In 2010, Nitish’s party swept back to power along with its then allies, the Bharatiya Janata Party, and he again became Chief Minister. The alliance won 206 seats, while the RJD won 22. On 17 May 2014, he resigned, taking responsibility for his party’s poor performance in the 2014 general elections, and was succeeded by Jitan Ram Manjhi.
However, Nitish Kumar returned to office in February 2015 following a political crisis in Bihar and won the state elections of November 2015. He resigned again on 26 July 2017 as Chief Minister of Bihar due to differences with the coalition partner, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), following the naming of Tejashwi Yadav, the Deputy Chief Minister and RJD member, in a First Information Report (FIR) alleging corruption filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation. Hours later, he joined the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) coalition, which had thus far been the opposition, and secured a majority in the assembly. He became Chief Minister again.
Awards and Recognition :
Anuvrat Puraskar, JP Memorial Award – 2013, Ranked 77th in Foreign Policy Magazine top 100 global thinkers 2012, XLRI Jamshedpur Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Industrial & Social Peace 2011, MSN Indian of the Year 2010, NDTV Indian of the Year – Politics 2010, Forbes India’s Person of the Year 2010, CNN-IBN Indian of the Year Award – Politics 2010, NDTV Indian of the Year – Politics 2009, Economics Times Business Reformer of the Year 2009, Polio Eradication Championship Award 2009 by Rotary International, CNN-IBN Great Indian of the Year – Politics 2008. Also Read : Lalu Prasad Yadav Wiki, Bio, Age, Career and Personal Life
Positions Held :
1985 – 89 First term in Bihar legislative assembly, 1987-88 President Yuva Lok Dal Bihar, 1989 – Secretary General Janta Dal Bihar, 1989 – First term in 9th Lok Sabha, 1990 – Union Minister of state, agriculture and co-operation, 1991 – Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha, 1991-1993 – General Secretary Janta Dal, 1996 – Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha, 1998 – Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha, 1998 – Union Cabinet Minister Railway and Surface Transport, 1999 – Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha, 1999 – Union Cabinet minister surface transport and agriculture, 3 march 2000 to 10 march 2000 – 29th chief minister of Bihar, 27 may 2000 to 20 march 2001 – Union cabinet minister agriculture, 20 march 2001 to 21 july 2001 – Union Cabinet minister agriculture and railway, 2004 – Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha, 24 Nov 2005 to 24 Nov 2010 – 31st Chief Minister of Bihar, 26 Nov 2010 to 17 May 2014 – 32nd chief minister of Bihar, 22 Feb 2015 to 19 Nov 2015 – 34th Chief Minister of Bihar, 20 Nov 2015 to 26 July 2017 – 35th Chief Minister of Bihar, 27 July 2017 to Till Now – 36th Chief Minister of Bihar.
Wiki – Bio :
|Date of Birth :||1 March 1951|
|Nick Name :||NiKu, Munna, Sushasan Babu|
|Full Name/Other Name/Real Name :||Nitish Kumar|
|Birth Place :||Bakhtiarpur, Bihar, India|
|Home Town :||Bakhtiarpur, Bihar, India|
|Current Place :||Patna, India|
|Height :||173 Cm|
|Weight :||75 Kg|
|Zodiac Sign / Sun Sign :||Pisces|
|Education :||Graduate in Electrical Engineering|
|School :||Shree Ganesh High School, Bakhtiarpur|
|College / University :||Patna Science College, Bihar college of Engineering, Patna|
|Profession :||Politician, Social Worker|
|Marital Status :||Widower|
|Wife / Girlfriend / Affairs :||Late Manju Kumari Sinha|
|Children :||Nishant Kumar -Son, Daughter – N/A|
|Parents :||Kaviraj Ram Lakhan Singh (Father), Parmeshwari Devi (Mother)|
|Siblings :||Satish Kumar (Brother), Usha Devi, Indu Devi, Prabha Devi (Sisters)|
|Net Income :||1 Lakh + Other Allowances|
|Net Worth :||2 Cr (Approx)|
|Food Habit :||N/A|
|Favorite Food :||Butter Masala Dosa|
|Favorite Destination :||N/A|
|Favorite Actor :||Aamir Khan|
|Favorite Actress :||N/A|
|Favorite Film :||PK|
|Favorite Writer :||N/A|
|Political Party :||Janta Dal (United)|
|Address :||1 Aney Marg, Patna|
|Social Profile :||Facebook Twitter|
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