Former JD(U) minister joins BJP in Bihar

A rebel Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader and former minister joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday, ahead of the third phase of the Bihar Assembly elections.

IANS| Updated: Oct 23, 2015, 13:22 PM IST

Patna: A rebel Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader and former minister joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday, ahead of the third phase of the Bihar Assembly elections.

Bhim Singh, a self proclaimed socialist, joined the BJP in the presence of state BJP president Mangal Pandey at the party office here.

Singh, who was a member of the Bihar Legislative Council, said: "Nitish Kumar has become arrogant and this forced me to join the BJP."

The next round of voting in Bihar is due on October 28.