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Kapil Patil to join Nitish Kumar’s JD(U)

THE ASIAN AGE. | AMEY TIRODKAR
Published : Feb 11, 2017, 3:09 am IST
Updated : Feb 11, 2017, 6:08 am IST

Kapil Patil, the member of State Legislative Council and a group of socialists and social workers will join Nitish Kumar’s party.

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

Mumbai: In a bid to spread Janata Dal United’s footprints in Maharashtra, its national president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has decided to induct socialists from the state into the party’s fold. Kapil Patil, the member of State Legislative Council and a group of socialists and social workers will join Nitish Kumar’s party on Saturday.

Mr Patil, second time MLC from teachers’ constituency, is the chief of Lok Bharati party. He will dissolve his party on Saturday and join hands with JD(U) in Mumbai.

“Our prime objective is to oppose fascist ideology and spread democratic socialism. Maharashtra was once a bastion of socialist thought in India. Today, we still see various social workers from a socialist background working in the state. We want all of them to mobilise politically,” said Mr Kapil Patil while talking to The Asian Age.

Tags: nitish kumar, jd(u), kapil patil
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)