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Senior Congress leader joins JD(U)

Written by: Staff

Patna, Mar 27 (UNI) The ruling JD(U) received a shot in the arm when senior Congress leader Jai Kishan Mehta and noted social activist in the Kosi region Durga Nath Choudhary joined the party today.

Both Mr Mehta and Mr Choudhary joined the party in presence of state JD(U) president Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Ranjan Singh, senior JD(U) leaders and Ministers Ramashrya Prasad Singh and Narendra Narayan Yadav and state JD(U) secretary general Upendra Kushwaha.

Mr Mehta had unsuccessfully contested the last Assembly election from Uda Kishanganj on the Congress ticket.

The two new entrants to the JD(U) said they were highly impressed by the impeccable records of the senior party leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, exuding confidence that the state would attain new heights in term of prosperity under Mr Kumar's leadership.

Later, senior JD(U) leaders told newspersons that the party was fully satisfied with the four-month performance of the NDA government in the state. He said the entire world was appreciating the NDA government and the JD(U) was no exception.

They said the two-day JD(U) national executive meeting would be held here from April 11, adding discussions would be held on national and global issues in the meeting.


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