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RJD MLA comes out in support of Nitish Kumar

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Published : Sep 17, 2019, 2:07 am IST
Updated : Sep 17, 2019, 2:07 am IST

He also claimed that a majority of RJD MLAs want to contest assembly elections in alliance with the JD(U).

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (Photo: PTI)
 Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (Photo: PTI)

Patna: In the first sign of discontent brewing within the RJD following its defeat, a senior party leader and five-time MLA from Gaighat constituency Maheshwar Yadav has come out in the open to protest against the party leadership.

On Monday while talking to reporters in Patna, he blamed RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav for supporting a section in the BJP who have been speaking against Nitish Kumar.

He said, “Tejashwi is in touch with forces in the BJP who have been opposing Nitish Kumar’s leadership in the NDA. He will not succeed as people of the state want Mr Kumar to continue as the chief minister.” He also claimed that a majority of RJD MLAs want to contest assembly elections in alliance with the JD(U).

 “Tejashwi is losing his grip in the party. I am aware that around two-third RJD MLAs want to contest the Assembly elections under the leadership of Mr Kumar. I will soon form a new group with the support of RJD MLAs who want to join hands with the JD(U),” Mr Yadav said.

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