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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar formally takes over as JD(U) national president

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar took charge as the JD(U) president on Saturday.

india Updated: Apr 23, 2016 23:28 IST
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar took charge as the JD(U) president on Saturday.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar took charge as the JD(U) president on Saturday.(PTI file photo)

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday officially took charge as the national president of the Janata Dal (United) in Patna.

JD(U) general secretary KC Tyagi told the media that Nitish Kumar was formally endorsed by the party leaders and workers from across the country at the JD(U) national council meeting in Patna.

“Nitish Kumar’s election as national president was endorsed by the party at its national council meeting,” Tyagi said.

Nitish Kumar was elected party president, replacing Sharad Yadav on April 10 at the party’s national executive meeting held in New Delhi.

JD(U) Bihar unit president Vashisht Narain Singh said that party leaders from 28 states attended the national council meeting.

“With Nitish Kumar as JD(U) president, the party will play a more active role in national politics in the coming days,” Singh said.