JD(U) leaders to ratify Nitish Kumar as national party president on Saturday

Patna: JD(U) workers and leaders from across the country will congregate in Patna on Saturday to ratify the election of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as the new national president of JD(U).

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. PTI

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. PTI

"The party has convened a meeting of the national council on 23 April in S K Memorial hall in the state capital where around 1,000 party workers and leaders will ratify the national executive's decision to nominate Nitish Kumar as the new party president," state party unit chief Bashishtha Narayan Singh told reporters here.

Kumar was elected party president replacing Sharad Yadav on 10 April at the party's national executive meeting in Delhi.

Singh, who was accompanied by party's national general secretary Ram Chandra Prasad Singh, said more than 1,000 party workers and leaders including people having socialist or JP movement background would gather in Patna from across the country for the event.

Nitish's election as the JD(U) national president would help anti-BJP forces come together on a single platform, he said, adding the congregation may also open the door for new alternative politics in the country.

Political resolution would be passed at the national council outlining the party's thinking and the way it wants to approach the politics of the country, Singh said.

Commenting on the Uttarakhand High Court's verdict setting aside imposition of President's Rule in the state, the JD(U) state president welcomed the decision and said: "It is a matter of happiness for all those who believe in democracy as the High Court has criticised the way the Centre imposed President's Rule in Uttarakhand. We welcome the decision."

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Updated Date: Apr 21, 2016 19:40:41 IST

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