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JD-U to go it alone in Assembly polls outside Bihar

IANS  |  Patna 

The Janata Dal-United (JD-U) on Sunday decided not be a part of the BJP-led outside the

At its national meeting held at the official residence of chief here, the party also decided to go it alone in the upcoming Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, and

The decision is being seen as Chief Minister's reply to the BJP after opted out of the new government at the Centre last month, reportedly as it was offered just one seat in the Cabinet appointments.

The as NDA ally won 16 of the 17 seats it contested in the Lok Sabha polls in

Sunday's JD-U meeting was chaired by and attended by party Prashant Kishor, state presidents and other top leaders, including MPs and MLAs.

Sources said appealed to JD-U workers and leaders to strengthen the party outside Bihar and focus on its month-long drive to recruit new members. The last membership drive was held three years ago in 2016.

The JD-U plans to strengthen the party from the panchayat to the national level by inducting new members. Last year, the party had set a target of inducting 50 lakh new members. --IANS


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First Published: Sun, June 09 2019. 16:00 IST