On Tuesday, ex-Bihar Congress Chief Ram Jatan Singh joined the state ruling Janata Dal (United) and lavished commend on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who is the party head.

After joining the JD(U) in presence of top leaders at an auditorium, like state unit Chief Vashishth Narayan Singh, National Vice President Prashant Kishor, and Mr. Singh was felicitated by CM Kumar at the party office.

Mr. Kumar told reporters that Ram Jatan Singh is not an ordinary leader and his party joining will have immense consequences on JD(U).

Nowadays, we can see that doors of political parties are closed on talented youth, which is unfortunate. However, JD(U) is distinct as it is not controlled by any family. Therefore, there is hardly any social segment that is not duly represented in the part, said the Bihar Chief Minister.

Earlier, at the JD(U) function in Bapu Sabhagar Auditorium, Mr. Sinha said that CM Kumar is a leader, who thinks of state development all the time. Bihar has prospered under his leadership since strife along the lines of religion and caste.

Mr. Sinha is known baiter of Lalu Prasad, also took potshots at RJD Supremos heir apparent Tejashwi Yadav, whom he did not mention directly but remarked people without any formal education worth the name have the boldness to ask questions on the state of Bihar Universities.

Ahead of 2015 Assembly Elections, Ram Jatan Singh had severed his ties with Congress, in which he unsuccessfully contested as a candidate independently.

Mr. Sinha is a three-time MLA from Makhdumpur Assembly segment in Jehanabad district, which is presently a reserved constituency, had also served as the BPCC President in 2003.   

Speculations are common that he may be filed by the party from Jehanabad Lok Sabha segment that has a sizeable population of Bhumihar community to which he belongs.

He was Congress’ second former state unit Chief to have joined JD(U) in a year. In February 2018, three Congress MLCs, including ex-BPCC President Ashok Choudhary had join JD(U). Besides, another ex-Congress President of state, Mehboob Ali Kaiser is with Ram Vilas Paswan’s’ Lok Janshakti Party, which is a partner in the states ruling alliance.

However, Tariq Anwar had served as BPCC President in 1980s but went to co-found the NCP along with Sharad Pawar, who had returned back to Congress the last year.

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