Ranjan Yadav leaves NJP to join JD(U)
In an apparent blow to Ram Vilas Paswan's LJP, its national vice-president and Parliamentary board Chief Ranjan Prasad Yadav joined the ruling JD(U), along with hundreds of supporters.Updated: Mar 01, 2009, 21:56 IST
In an apparent blow to Ram Vilas Paswan's LJP, its national vice-president and Parliamentary board chief Ranjan Prasad Yadav on Sunday joined the ruling JD(U), along with hundreds of supporters.
Miffed over Paswan's intention to form electoral ties with Lalu Prasad's RJD, Yadav joined the ruling party in presence of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, party's national president Sharad Yadav, state president Rajiv Ranjan, spokesman Shivanand Tiwari and several other party functionaries.
Ranjan, also chief patron of the organisation Bihar Yadav Jagran Manch, announced merger of the entire state-unit with the JD(U) and claimed that thousands of supporters who assembled at the place also joined the party.
Welcoming Ranjan into their party fold, the chief minister said the party received a shot in arm with the former Rajya Sabha member and his supporters joining the party.
The office-bearers and activists of the Jagran Manch, set up by him to highlight among members of Yadav community the alleged mischief and misdeed during the 15-year rule of RJD government, also joined the JD(U) along with the Bihar political heavyweight.