Patna: Rashtriya Samata Party merged of
former leader of opposition in Bihar assembly Upendra Singh
Kushwaha merged with ruling JD(U) today giving a boost to the
ruling party in the state.
The merger was formalised in the presence of Chief
Minister Nitish Kumar, state Water Resource Minister Vijendra
Prasad Yadav and other several JD(U) leaders at a function here.
Speaking at the function, Kushwaha announced that the
merger was decided upon to continue work for all sections of
``We want that hands of the present chief minister to be
further strengthened for carrying forward the development of
the state,`` he said and described Nitish Kumar as symbol of
law and development.
Kumar expressed happiness over the merger and said it
would bolster the strength of JD(U) in Bihar where state
assembly poll is due towards the end of 2010.