Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh on Tuesday was elected as the Leader of the Janata Dal (United) (JDU) Parliamentary Party for the 17th Lok Sabha.
Baidyanath Prasad Mahto would be the party's Deputy Leader in the Lower Houser of Parliament, while Dileshwar Kamat would be the Chief Whip.
It is worth mentioning that the JDU has not joined the BJP led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre, but has decided to stay as a part of the alliance.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday had said that JDU would never compromise on its core principles, while asserting that there was no ill-will with BJP over his party not joining the government at the Centre.
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