Patna, Nov 15 : BJP's newly-elected legislature party leader in Bihar, Tarkishore Prasad, who has been tipped as the new Deputy Chief Minister in place of Sushil Kumar Modi, on Sunday said that he will try to perform any duties entrusted to him by the party with full responsibility.
Asked about reports that he would be made Deputy Chief Minister, Prasad only said that the party's leadership would decide on it.
Talking to reporters, he said: "I have been entrusted with a big responsibility after being elected as the legislature party leader and I will perform my duties to the best of my ability." Earlier, a meeting of newly-elected BJP MLAs elected Prasad, the MLA from Katihar, leader of the legislative party and Renu Devi, MLA from Betia, the deputy leader.
As the NDA secured the majority in the recently held election, winning 125 seats in the 243-member Bihar Assembly, the BJP was the clear leader in the combine with 74 seats, against the Janata Dal-United's 43 and eight in the kitty of smaller allies, VIP and HAM.
Given its greater strength, the BJP indicated it would seek more portfolios in the Nitish Kumar government.