Former chief minister of Bihar Satish Prasad Singh on Friday quit BJP, barely seven months after joining it, to protest against the ‘inadequate’ ticket distribution to the backward Kushwaha and Keori castes.

“I have decided to quit the BJP to protest inadequate representation to the Kushwaha Samaj during ticket distribution for the general elections,” the 83-year-old leader, who was earlier with the Congress, said in Patna.

Amid speculations that he might join the JD(U), Mr. Singh, however, refused to divulge anything.

Mr. Singh, who had served as the State chief minister for five days, between January 28 and February 1, 1968, had joined the BJP on September 22, 2013, after spending a long time in wilderness.