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Nitish to be MLC, not MLA

It's official now. Chief minister Nitish Kumar will not be contesting the assembly poll. Instead, he will enter the Bihar legislature as an MLC (member of the legislative council).

india Updated: Jan 25, 2006 02:29 IST
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It's official now. Chief minister Nitish Kumar will not be contesting the assembly poll. Instead, he will enter the Bihar legislature as an MLC (member of the legislative council).

An announcement to this effect was made by JD (U) parliamentary party leader Sharad Yadav at a function to celebrate the birth anniversary of Jan Nayak Karpoori Thakur in Patna on Tuesday. “Chief minister Nitish Kumar is not going to fight the polls. He will be representing the Vidhan Parishad,” Yadav said.

Explaining the logic behind the decision, Yadav said: “We, the entire NDA, contested the assembly polls in his name. He has been unanimously elected leader of the NDA.”

First Published: Jan 25, 2006 02:29 IST