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Double trouble for RJD as Nitish makes gains ahead of Bihar assembly polls

Another blow to the RJD was the resignation of former Union Minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh as the party's national vice-president

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rjd | Bihar Politics | Bihar Elections

Satyavrat Mishra  |  New Delhi 

Old political habits are not broken easily. Despite being badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, Bihar is in the news with legislators switching parties, which has begun ahead of the Assembly polls, to be held in October-November.

As Tejashwi Yadav, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and leader of the Opposition in the Assembly, was busy with caste calculations, the Janata Dal (United), or JD(U), stunned the former by engineering a split in its legislative party in the Bihar Legislative Council. Five of the RJD’s eight members in the Council quit the party on Wednesday and joined hands ...

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First Published: Sun, June 28 2020. 17:36 IST
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