Senior RJD leader to join Congress

Senior RJD leader, Akhilesh Singh on Saturday resigned from the primary membership of the party and said that he would soon join Congress.

Patna: Senior RJD leader, Akhilesh Singh
on Saturday resigned from the primary membership of the party and
said that he would soon join Congress.

"I have seen both Kushashan Babu (Lallu Prasad) and
Sushshan Babu (Nitish kumar)who were out to stiffle the voice
of forward castes and I decided to leave the RJD and join the
Congress party which gives due respect to political leaders
irrespective of caste and creed," the former union minister
told reporters.

Singh said that he had petitioned to AICC President Sonia
Gandhi to induct him and thousands of his supporters into the
party fold ahead of the asembly election so that he (singh)
could play a pivotal role in ensuring the victory of Congress
nominees in the districts of Gaya, Jehanabad , Arwal and
Bhojpur districts.

Welcoming the statement of Singh, In-charge of media cell
of Congress, Premchandra Mishra told a news agency over phone from New
Delhi that he would soon be inducted into the Congress.

PTI

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