New Delhi: Expelled JD-U MP from Gopalganj Purnamasi Ram on Wednesday joined Congress slamming the "Hitler- style" functioning of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and is likely to get a Lok Sabha ticket from Valmikinagar.
AICC general secretary Janardan Dwivedi told reporters that Congress president Sonia Gandhi has inducted Ram into the party.
"We welcome him and he will get full respect as per the Congress tradition," Dwivedi said.
Ram said he left JD-U because of "Hitler-style" functioning of Nitish Kumar and predicted that the party will not win more than four to five of the total 40 seats in the state. He said he has joined Congress to check communal forces in Bihar.
Ram was among the four Lok Sabha members expelled for anti-party activities by the JD-U leadership last month. They included Captain Jainarain Nishad (from Muzaffarpur), Sushil Kumar Singh (Aurangabad) and Mangani Lal Mandal (Jhanjharpur).