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Bihar: Close aide of Lalu Prasad joins JD(U)

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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