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New era of growth in Bihar, says Amit Shah after JD(U) decides to join NDA

Nitish-led JD(U) passed a resolution at its national executive meeting to become part of the NDA

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar greets BJP President Amit Shah in a meeting at the latter's residence, in New Delhi on Friday. Photo: PTI
File photo. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and BJP President Amit Shah

president on Saturday welcomed the decision of the JD(U), headed by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, to join the and said it heralded a a "new era of development" in the state.

The party today passed a resolution at its executive meeting to become part of the

"I welcome the decision of joining NDA, as this will not only strengthen the but will also begin a new era of development and growth in Bihar," Shah said.

Shah had last week invited to join NDA in a meeting with

The executive also put its seal of approval on the unit's decision to walk out of the Grand Alliance with the RJD and and join hands with the to form a in

JD(U) senior leader Sharad Yadav skipped the party's executive committee meeting and attended a parallel programme, Jan Adalat, with those loyal to him, including suspended JD(U) MP Ali Anwar Ansari.

Sharad Yadav fell out with over his decision to join hands with the

A few JD(U) MPs are expected to get a cabinet berth in Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Cabinet in the coming days, sources said.

First Published: Sat, August 19 2017. 23:18 IST