After joining the JD(U) at an auditorium in presence of top leaders like national vice president Prashant Kishor and state unit chief Vashishth Narayan Singh, Sinha was felicitated at the party office by Kumar.
Sinha is not an ordinary leader and his joining our party will have immense consequences, Kumar told reporters on the occasion.
Today, we see doors of political parties are closed on talented young people, which is regrettable. Our party, however, is different as it is not controlled by a family. And, therefore, there is hardly any social segment which is not duly represented in the JD(U), the Chief Minister said.
Earlier, at the party function in Bapu Sabhagar auditorium, Sinha had said Nitish Kumar is a leader who thinks of Bihars development all the time. And the state has prospered under his leadership since he has eradicated social strife along the lines of caste and religion.
A known baiter of Lalu Prasad, Sinha also took potshots at the RJD supremos heir apparent Tejashwi Yadav, whom he did not mention by name but remarked people without any formal education worth the name have the temerity to raise questions on the state of universities in Bihar.
Speculations are rife that he may be fielded by the JD(U) from Jehanabad Lok Sabha segment, which has a sizeable population of Bhumihar community to which Sinha belongs.
Sinha is the second former state unit chief of the Congress to have joined the JD(U) in a year. In February last year, three Congress MLCs including former BPCC president Ashok Choudhary had crossed over to Nitish Kumars party.
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