Lalu authorised to nominate RJD Legislature Party leader

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Patna, Nov 13: RJD President Lalu Prasad was on Friday authorized by his party's legislature party to nominate its leader in the assembly of Bihar.

Asked who will be the RJD legislature party leader amid speculation about his son Tejaswi Yadav's name for the key post, Prasad said "I will take a call on the matter as the legislature party has authorized me to take a decision in this regard".

Lalu

Tejaswi, his brother Tej Prasad Yadav and mother Rabri Devi, were seated on the dais when the RJD chief warded off persistent questions on the name of the RJD legislature party leader in the new House.

The unanimous decision authorizing Lalu Prasad to take the call as well as anointing Nitish Kumar as the Leader of the Grand Alliance legislature party were taken at the inaugural meeting of the legislature party of RJD comprising 79 newly-elected members and five from legislative council, Prasad told reporters.

Kumar will be elected as the Grand Alliance legislature party leader at a meeting in the Assembly premises tomorrow for which RJD's newly-elected members will march from Rabri Devi's official residence after their scheduled meeting at 1 PM, he said.

The RJD legislature party meeting held at a posh hotel in the state capital was presided over by the former chief minister Rabri Devi who is the party's state parliamentary unit leader.

Barring Kedar Singh, the RJD MLA from Baniapur assembly seat in Saran district who is lodged in jail, the remaining 79 new MLAs and five MLCs of the party were present at the meeting, the RJD supremo said.

PTI

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