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Janta Dal-United national president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar interacts with ticket seekers at the office ahead of Bihar Assembly elections, in Patna.

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JD(U) National President and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar presents the membership slip to former DGP Gupteshwar Pandey as he joins the party, in Patna.

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Ticket seekers gather inside Janta Dal (United) office to submit their bio-data  for Bihar Assembly elections, in Patna.

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Ticket seekers wait outside Janta Dal (United) office to meet Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for the upcoming Bihar assembly elections, in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister and Janta Dal (United) President Nitish Kumar arrives to attend a meeting for the upcoming Bihar assembly elections, at party office in Patna.

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Former DGP Gupteshwar Pandey arrives at Janta Dal (United) headquarters to attend a meeting with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar pays tribute to former RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh during his Dashakarma function, in Patna.

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Workers remove a hoarding of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar as per model code of conduct following announcement of Bihar Assembly Election dates, in Patna.

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Bihar CM and Janata Dal United President Nitish Kumar addresses a press conference after announcement of the schedule for Bihar Assembly elections, in Patna.

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Ticket seekers waiting outside Janta Dal-United office to meet Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for Bihar assembly election, in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addresses after virtually laying the foundation stone of nine highway projects and inaugurated optical fibre internet service, in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during the virtual inauguration of Kosi Rail Mega Bridge in the state, in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during the virtual inauguration of Kosi Rail Mega Bridge in the state, in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during the virtual inauguration of Kosi Rail Mega Bridge in the state, in Patna. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also presented via video conferencing.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar pays tribute to the mortal remains of former RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, who passed away in Delhi AIIMS due to post-COVID complications, in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar greets Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President JP Nadda at his official residence, in Patna.

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Bihar CM and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar addresses a virtual rally ahead of Bihar Assembly elections.

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A Janata Dal (U) hoarding installed outside the party office ahead of Bihar Assembly elections 2020, in Patna.

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Bihar Minister and senior JD-U leader Lalan Singh presents the membership slips to RJD leader Harsh Vardhan Singh (L) and former DIG Sunil Kumar (R) as they join the party, in Patna.

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JD-U National President and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar pose for a photograph with newly joined party members Jai Verdhan Yadav, Faraz Fatmi and Tej Pratap, in Patna.

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Bihar Minister and JD-U senior leader Bijendra Prasad Yadav presents the membership slip to Chandrika Rai, Jai Vardhan Yadav and Faraz Fatmi as they join Janta Dal United party, in Patna.

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Bihar Minister and Janata Dal (United) senior leader Bijendra Prasad Yadav presents membership slips to RJD leaders from Gaighat, MLA Maheshwar Prasad Yadav, MLA Prema Chaudhary and others as they join JD(U) party, in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurates schemes of Jal Jeevan Hariyali Abhiyan through video conferencing, in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar gestures as he arrives to attend the monsoon session of the Assembly, at Gyan Bhawan in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (3rd R) with the newly elected Legislative Council members of NDA Ghulam Gaus, Bhishma Sahni, Kumud Verma, Sanjay Mayukh and Samrat Chaudhary, in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with NDA candidates Ghulam Gaus, Bhishma Sahni, Kumud Verma, Sanjay Mayukh, Samrat Chaudhary and supporters after filing of nomination papers for Legislative Council polls, at Bihar Vidhan Sabha, in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MLCs Radha Charan Shah, Sanjay Prasad, Dilip Rai, Md Qamar Alam and Ranvijay Kumar Singh after joining JD(U), in Patna.

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Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav presents a membership slip to former Janata Dal(United) leaders Sagun Singh and Javed Iqwal Ansari as they join RJD, in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addresses during the 72nd review meeting of State Level Bankers' Committee (Bihar) at Adhiveshan Bhawan, in Patna.

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Kerala Transport Minister NK Sasheendran pays last respects to MP Veerendra Kumar in Kozhikode. Veerendra Kumar, a former Union minister and member of PTI's Board of Directors, died on Thursday following a cardiac arrest.

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M P Veerendra Kumar, the Managing Director of leading Malayalam daily Mathrubhumi and a member of PTI's Board of Directors, died at a private hospital following cardiac arrest.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar arrives during the ongoing budget session of Bihar Assembly, in Patna.

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Janta Dal (United) leader and Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh files his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha election, in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during state level party workers meeting on preparation for the Legislative Assembly polls, in Patna. Kumar, who is also president of the JD(U), turned 69 on Sunday.

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Home minister Amit shah with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata banerjee, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish kumar and Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan during their lunch at Naveen Niwas, in Bhubaneswar.

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(L-R) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Home Minister Amit Shah and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during 24th Eastern Zonal Council meeting, in Bhubaneswar.

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Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan meets Janata Dal (United) leader and Mathrubhumi CMD MP Veerendra Kumar at his residence, in Kozhikode.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah with Bihar CM Nitish Kumar at an election campaign rally ahead of the forthcoming Delhi Assembly election, at Burari in New Delhi.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and others being garlanded at an election campaign rally ahead of the forthcoming Delhi Assembly election, at Burari in New Delhi.

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BJP National President JP Nadda, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and LJP chief Chirag Paswan being garlanded during a public meeting  for the upcoming Delhi Assembly election at Sangam Vihar in New Delhi.

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In this combo image, Election strategist Prashant Kishor (L) and former diplomat Pavan K Varma who were on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, expelled by Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal United chief Nitish Kumar from the party.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addresses the media after party meeting at his official residence in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar pays floral tribute to former Bihar chief minister Jannayak Karpoori Thakur on his birth anniversary at Karpoori museum, in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar pays floral tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary, in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is garland by party supporters during Rashtriya Swabhiman Diwas on the death anniversary of Rashtra Ratna Maharana Pratap, in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar greets Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama before his departure from the Jai Prakash Narayan Airport, Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi during Makar Sankranti festival celebration in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar offers prayers at Patna Sahib gurudwara, on the birth anniversary of tenth Sikh guru Gobind Singh ji, in Patna

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar presents a miniature statue of former finance minister Arun Jaitley to his widow Sangeeta Jaitley on Jailtey's birth anniversary, in Patna

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Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi presents a statue of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during a function to celebrate former prime minister's birth anniversay, in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar pays floral tribute to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 95th birth anniversary, in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addresses the 80th annual session of Indian Road Congress (IRC), at Gyan Bhawan in Patna.

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RJD actvists perform a hawan outside the JD-U office during a protest against the the Nitish-government of Bihar over Citizenship Amendment Bill and gangrape incident, in Patna

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar greets Brazilian ambassador to India Andre Aranha Correa at his official residence, in Patna

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inspects paddy yield during statewide 'Jal-Jeevan-Hariyali Yatra' against climate change, in Siwan.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar meets supporters during statewide ''Jal-Jeevan-Hariyali Yatra'' against climate change, at Motihari of East Champaran district.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar felicitates Haraya Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi during 'Climate Resilience Agriculture Program' under Jal Jeevan Hariyali Abhiyan, in Patna.

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Congress MP Pramod Tiwari (L), senior CPI MP TK Rangarajan, JD(U) leader Manoj Jha and Congress party's Jairam Ramesh after paying tribute to former prime minister the late Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary, at Central Hall of Parliament House, in New Delhi.

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Bihar Governor Fagu Chauhan and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar pay tribute to freedom fighter Birsa Munda on his birth anniversary, in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar greets Justice Sanjay Karol after taking oath as the 43rd Chief Justice of Patna High Court at Rajbhawan, in Patna

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar speaks to media personnel on the Ayodhya Case verdict, at Jai Prakash Narayan airport, in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar performs a ritual during his visit to Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple), in Amritsar.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inspects the under construction R Block-Digha Road, in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar pays floral tribute to former prime minister Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary, in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar offers prayer to Lord Chitragupta in Patna.

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Bihar Governor Fagu Chauhan and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar receive President Ram Nath Kovind on his arrival at Jai Prakash Narayan Airport in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister and JDU Chief Nitish Kumar addresses party workers during a training camp in New Delhi.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi and state Agriculture Minister Prem Kumar flags off Krishi Jagrukta Abhiyan Rath and Beej Vahan Vikas Vahan Rath as part of massive extension program of Rabi season in Patna

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his Deputy Sushil Kumar Modi at the birth anniversary celebration of socialist leader Jaiprakash Narayan, in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar being greeted by Chirag Paswan, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) MP and incharge of Bihar unit, in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar along with Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi release a coffee table book on silver jubilee conference of Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI) after inaugurating its renovated premises, in Patna.

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JD(U) Bihar president Vashishtha Narayan Singh files nomination for Janta Dal-United state president post at party office, in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during a state-level conference of Bihar State Food Business association at Chamber of Commerce, in Patna

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar pays tribute to former finance minister Arun Jaitley on his condolence meeting, in Patna.

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Chief ministers Raghubar Das of Jharkhand, Bhupesh Singh Baghel of Chhattisgarh and Nitish Kumar of Bihar during Union Home Minister's review meeting on Left Wing Extremism (LWE), at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.

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State Bank of India Managing Director Praveen Kumar Gupta greets Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during the review meeting of 69th State Level Bankers Committee, in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar pays tribute to former chief minister the late Jagannath Mishra, at his residence in Patna. Mishra (82) passed away at a hospital in Delhi.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar pays floral tribute to former Bihar chief minister and JD(U) leader Jagannath Mishra at Assembly campus, in Patna. Mishra (82) passed away at a hospital in Delhi.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar flags off Water-Life-Greenery awareness campaign van in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar offers sweets to students during the 73rd Independence Day celebration at his official residence, in Patna.

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PM Narendra Modi with CM Nitish Kumar

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar lays a wreath at the mortal remains of Lok Janshakti Party MP Ram Chandra Paswan ahead of his funeral ceremony, in Patna. Paswan, 56, died on Sunday at Delhi's Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital due to cardiac arrest.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addresses party legislators during a discussion session on Disaster situation, in Patna

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar greets members of the Muslim community during a send-off ceremony for the first batch of Haj pilgrims at Haj Bhawan, in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar along with Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi attends NDA legislators meeting in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar reviews the under construction Rajgir ropeway project, in Rajgir.

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Union Minister Smriti Irani with JD(U) leader KC Tyagi during the Budget Session of Parliament in New Delhi.

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Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) working president KT Rama Rao, BJD chief Naveen Patnaik and JD(U) President Nitish Kumar at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with the heads of various political parties in both the Houses of Parliament, ahead of the Budget Session 2019, in New Delhi.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during an inauguration ceremony of Chief Minister Old Age Pension Scheme, in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with Union Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey during the foundation laying stone ceremony of ultra-modern 500-bedded multi-storey hospital with world class facilities of Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Science (IGIMS), in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal United JD(U) National President Nitish Kumar and party Vice President Prashant Kishor during the National Executive Meeting of JDU at CM official residence, in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar offers sewaiyan (a traditional sweet dish) to Muslim children after the Eid-ul-Fitr prayers at Gandhi Maidan in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar along with his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi leaves after paying tribute to freedom fighter Jayaprakash Narayan on Sampoorna Kranti Diwas, in Patna.

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Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi at an Iftar party during the holy month of Ramadan, in Patna.

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BJP leader Radha Mohan Singh takes oath as a member of the Legislative Council in the presence of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi during a swearing-in ceremony at Central Hall of Bihar Legislative Council, in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi attends meeting of education department at Samvad, in Patna.

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JD(U) National General Secretary and chief spokesman K C Tyagi talks to the media after a party meeting in New Delhi.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at an Iftar party during the holy month of Ramadan, in Patna.

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Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi greets JDU leader Sanjay Jha and BJP leader Radha Mohan Sharma after filing nomination for MLC, at Bihar Vidhan Sabha in Patna

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