Bihar, Nov. 17 -- The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), the main opposition in Bihar and the spearhead of the Grand Alliance (GA), or the Mahagathbandhan (MGB), boycotted the oath-taking ceremony of the new National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, led by chief minister and Janata Dal (United) president Nitish Kumar.

The Congress too skipped the function. Its state unit chief Madan Mohan Jha, when asked, said they were not invited.

Kumar took oath as the chief minister of the state for a fourth straight term at a ceremony at the Raj Bhawan in Patna on Monday. The programme was attended by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president JP Nadda, Union home minister Amit Shah and the party's national general secretary (organisation) BL Sant...