Two more leaders join JD(U)

Two more leaders join JD(U)

 Two days after his key aide and Rajya Sabha member Ram Kripal Yadav deserted Lalu Prasad, one more leader from the Rashtriya Janata Dal and a former party leader joined the Janata Dal (U) here on Sunday.

This included former Union minister Devendra Prasad Yadav, who was a close aide of Lalu quite sometime back. Leader of the RJD Legislature Party in the Legislative Council Ghulam Gaus.
Yadav and Gaus, supposed to be close associates of Lalu, were unhappy over the ticket distribution and their marginalisation.

“Lalu is now promoting only those who are indulging in sycophancy,” said Gaus, shortly after he had a one-to-one meeting with the JD(U) strongman Nitish Kumar, who, later in the day, left for New Delhi to finalise tickets for 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar.

The JD(U) got a shot in the arm when former joint director of the CBI, N K Singh too joined the party.

Meanwhile, resentment prevails within the JD(U) over ‘borrowing’ players from outside. Senior party leader Narendra Singh on Sunday questioned Nitish whether he had lost faith in his own partymen.   

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