Nitish Kumar was sworn in as the Chief Minister for the seventh time on 16 November 2020. Renu Devi along with Nitish Kumar also took oath as Deputy Chief Minister. With the oath taking, Renu Devi became the first woman deputy CM of Bihar. Renu Devi, who previously held the post of minister in the Bihar government, has been elected as BJP MLA for the fifth time this time from Bettiah.
At the BJP Legislature Party meeting on 15 November 2020, Tarkishore Prasad was elected as the leader and Renu Devi as the deputy leader. Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi sworn in as Deputy Chief Ministers. Renu Devi comes from Nonia community under the Backward Classes. Renu Devi has created history by becoming the first woman Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar by taking oath.
Her great political experience is believed to be Renu Devi’s election as the female deputy chief minister. Renu Devi, a graduate from Muzaffarpur University in 1977, was active in political and social work since 1988. Renu’s mother was also associated with the Sangh Parivar and the BJP and the Sangh also had influence on her.
Renu Devi, who was the state’s sports, arts and culture minister in Nitish Kumar’s cabinet during the year 2005-09, has been given many responsibilities in the party’s Mahila Morcha.
She first became an MLA in the year 2000 and after that she also won the 2005 and 2010 assembly elections. But at the time of the Grand Alliance wave in 2015, he had to face defeat with a difference of fewer than two thousand votes.
Renu Devi Nonia comes from a backward society. The BJP has decided to make 2 deputy chief ministers from its quota in the Nitish Kumar-led cabinet. While removing Sushil Modi BJP decided to make Tarkishore Deputy CM from the Vaishya community, Renu Devi has been put forward as the second deputy CM.