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3 RJD leaders join JD(U)

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

Three RJD leaders on Tuesday joined the ruling JD(U) in alleging that the RJD did not give due importance to the Extremely Backward Class (EBCs) in distribution of tickets for Lok Sabha elections in

The three leaders - former Mangni Lal Mandal, ex-MLC and former MLA Jagat - joined the JD(U) when one of the seven phases of the Lok Sabha elections has been held in the state.

Mandal who was the national vice of RJD, and Rai had resigned from the RJD a week ago.

JD(U) state Bashishtha said their presence would strengthen the party.

Speaking on the occasion, Mandal said that Nitish Kumar's JD(U) has done justice to the EBCs by nominating them in six out of 17 Lok Sabha seats in the state, whereas the RJD, which claims to be the party of backwards and EBCs, has given merely one seat to this bloc.

He alleged that RJD has given tickets to musclemen, illiterates, criminals and those having wealth.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 23:10 IST
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