Renu Devi Becomes Bihar’s First Woman Deputy Chief Minister
Sixty-two-years-old Renu Devi, from an extremely backward Noniya community, took oath as one of the Bihar’s two Deputy Chief Ministers along with Tarkishore Prasad on November 16.
Devi is a four-time MLA from Bettiah, a former minister in Nitish Kumar’s Cabinet and a mother of two.
She was formerly the vice president of the party and was on Sunday chosen as the deputy leader of the BJP legislature in Bihar.
She was earlier a part of Durga Vahini, the women’s wing of Vishwa Hindu Parishad.
आज बिहार की उप मुख्यमंत्री पद की शपथ लिया। देश के माननीय प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi जी के मार्गदर्शन और बिहार के माननीय मुख्यमंत्री श्री @NitishKumar जी के नेतृत्व में बिहार के निरंतर विकास के साथ महिला सशक्तिकरण के लिए कार्य करूंगी। बिहार के जन जन को मेरा प्रणाम @BJP4Bihar pic.twitter.com/UdVVScHaAb
— Renu Devi (@renu_bjp) November 16, 2020
“Barely six years after the marriage in 1973, my husband passed away. It was sheer courage, conviction and determination bestowed by Almighty, support by the family and love and respect given by BJP that life has come full circle for me,” said Devi.
“It’s a big responsibility and I extremely thankful to my party leaders for giving me this opportunity,” she added.