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Shah meets BJP's core group leaders from Bihar

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

chief today the party's core group leaders from Bihar, in the first such meeting held after it allied with the JD(U) and joined the Nitish Kumar-led

Sources said Shah asked the state leaders to work to ensure that schemes reach their target beneficiaries.

ministers in the state should meet the public at the party's office in on Mondays and Tuesdays, he is learnt to have told them.

"The meeting focussed on issues related to the party organisation as well as the government. Shah also stressed on the need to strengthen the party further in the state," Shah said.

Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, state chief Nityanand Rai, former state chiefs Mangal Pandey, Nand Kishore Yadav, several Union ministers from the state, Radha Mohan Singh, Giriraj Singh and Ashwini Choubey among others, attended the meeting.

The BJP had won 22 and its allies nine seats in in the 2014 polls in which the Kumar-led JD(U) won only two out of total 40 seats.

Till 2013, when the JD(U) broke ties with the BJP, the former was the senior partner in the as well the Assembly.

Though the BJP has not commented on the matter officially, sources have said it will seek to contest more seats than the JD(U) in the next polls due to its massive victory in the last election.

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First Published: Thu, September 14 2017. 22:28 IST