Although the venue remains to be decided, JD(U)’s UP president Suresh Niranjan told The Sunday Express that the convention will be held “in a district adjacent to Varanasi”.
The meeting is expected to take forward the party’s proposed merger with Ajit Singh’s Rashtriya Lok Dal and Babulal Marandi’s Jharkhand Vikas Morcha
Earlier, the JD(U) MP was denied a meeting with Nitish after he sought time to offer an explanation.
Rajya Sabha MP Anil Sahni’s LTC episode has put spokes in Nitish Kumar’s national wheels
Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari has given his approval to CBI to prosecute JD(U) MP Anil Sahani against whom the agency had filed a charge sheet for alleged cheating and corruption in LTC Scam.
JD(U) chief and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh are likely to form a common front called the Jan Vikas Party (JVP).
Taking an indirect dig at Yadav, the RJD chief said Nitish Kumar emerged as the only alternative to Yadav, who insisted after quitting as the JD(U) president that he had not yet retired.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar may soon compete with Rahul Gandhi for a pivotal role against Narendra Modi.
Water Resources Minister Lalan Singh, who is also Nitish’s close aide, said, “Nitish Kumar is the unanimous leader of the party.
There is a buzz in the party that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar himself may become the party chief as he seeks to expand its footprints beyond Bihar
Mandal alias Neeraj Kumar Niraj, a fifth-term MLA from Gopalpur assembly seat in Bhagalpur district, said the opposition BJP leaders have been harassing him and his workers.
The JD(U), which rules Bihar in alliance with Lalu Prasad’s RJD, has pockets of influence in the neighbouring Jharkhand.
The JD(U) MLA’s outburst was triggered by a recent controversy where he was accused of “threatening to beat up” one Phatto Pandit for failing to recognise him.
Making the announcement, JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav said doors were open for the formation of a grand alliance in the state for which “talks were on”.
Sources said RLD chief Ajit Singh had a meeting with JD(U) President Sharad Yadav a couple of days back.