Patna: Jitan Ram Manjhi, former Bihar chief minister and Hindustani Awam Morcha`s leader, was elected national president of the party after resigning on Tuesday from the primary membership of the JD-U and from the Bihar assembly.
"Manjhi has formally resigned from JD-U`s primary membership and as a legislator. He was unanimously elected national president of Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) in a meeting of the national executive here," HAM`s spokesperson Danish Rizwan said here.
Manjhi`s HAM has joined hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance in Bihar ahead of the upcoming Bihar assembly polls.
He has pledged to work to ensure the defeat of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar`s Janata Dal-United (JD-U) and Lalu Prasad`s Rashtriya Janata Dal.
His resignation came ahead of the HAM`s national executive meet here on Tuesday to chalk out the party`s strategy for the polls.