The Bihar Post

Nitish Kumar passes on JD-U’s baton to his close confidant


PATNA—Bihar chief minister and JD-U president Nitish Kumar on Sunday handed over the party’s baton to his close confidant RCP Singh.

Singh, a Rajya Sabha Member and party’s general secretary, was chosen the new president of the JD-U at its national executive meeting held here on Sunday.

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Informed sources said the chief minister himself proposed the name of Singh which was seconded by other members.

Curiously, the chief minister was re-elected the JD-U’s national president for three years only last year and his term was to expire in 2020 but in a dramatic move he relinquished the post in favour of Singh.

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