Dissent has emerged in Bihar within three days of Nitish Kumar returning as the state's chief minister, with senior leader and transport minister Ramai Ram upset at not being made deputy chief minister as promised.
He said he will decide on the issue after the trust vote, after taking charge of his ministry on Wednesday.
"I have joined work with heavy heart. I will take some decision after the government seeks confidence vote," Ram told PTI.
Though he held the same portfolio in the Manjhi government, he seems to be unhappy with it. "There is not much work in this department which I wish to do for the poor section of the society," referring to his ministry.
The veteran Dalit leader said he has not been made deputy CM despite promises by the JD (U). Ram is an eight-time MLA from Bochahan in Muzaffarpur.
Meanwhile, Nitish Kumar has reshuffled the senior bureaucracy in the state by appointing his trusted officers to key positions; these officers were moved out by his predecessor and rebel leader Jitan Ram Manjhi.
In a notification issued on Tuesday, the general administration department announced transfer of about 27 IAS officers.
One of them is Amir Subhani. He returns as principal secretary, home, the post he held before he was transferred by Manjhi.
The new principal secretary to the chief minister is D S Gangwar, who replaces Amrit Lal Meena, who has been transferred to urban development department, the notification said.