Bihar former JD(U) MLC Javed Iqbal Ansari on Tuesday resigned and joined RJD (Rashtriya Janta Dal). Apart from that, Shagun Singh, daughter of former JD (U) MLA Ramnaresh Singh, has also decided to join Lalu led RJD.
This comes after, the Election Commission of India on Monday has announced the elections for nine vacant seats in the Bihar Legislative Council to be held on July 6. The term of the current assembly elected in 2015 will expire on 29 November 2020.
According to the Commission, the issue of notification is on June 18, and the last date of making nominations is on June 25. On the following day, June 26, scrutiny of nominations will take place. The last date for withdrawal of candidature is June 29. July 8 is the date before which election procedure shall be completed.
Former ADG Ashok Gupta has also decided to join RJD. The leader of the party, Tejashwi Yadav, administered the party’s membership to all of them.
RJD state President Jagdanand Singh, former Minister Brishan Patel, former Minister Abdul Bari Siddiqui, former Union Minister Kanti Singh were present on the occasion.
RJD member Brishan Patel said, “Tejashwi Yadav will manage the party well in the absence of Lalu Prasad Yadav. Nitish government has been fooling people from last five years.”
“People are putting trust in RJD and honouring the party because Lalu Yadav has done a lot to uplift the poor”, RJD President Jagdanand Singh said.
RJD leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui said that when he was in JDU, he was blamed for several things. The ideological battle has been going on, but it does not affect. Some people discriminate in society, some don’t do anything.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has been using the virtual outreach programme of his party the Janata Dal (United) or JD(U) for the build-up to the forthcoming election, when he would seek his seventh term since 2005.