Bihar: Close aide of Lalu Prasad joins JD(U)
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Last Updated: Friday, July 29, 2011, 20:30
Patna: Shakeel Ahmed Khan, a senior member in the erstwhile Rabri Devi cabinet and a confidante of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, on Friday joined the ruling JD(U) in presence of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Khan, a senior lawyer and erstwhile RJD spokesman had resigned from the primary membership of the party last week. He said he was impressed with the work being carried out under the leadership of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and described him as 'committed, secular, excellent planner, intelligent orator and excellent executor'.

On the opposition's campaign against alleged irregularities in the allotment of land by Bihar Industrial Area Development Authority (BIADA), Khan said "I as a lawyer and a politician and firmly believe that the allotment has been done in keeping with the settled norms and by the Project Clearance Committee."


First Published: Friday, July 29, 2011, 20:30

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