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Nitish aide set to be re-elected Bihar JD (U) president

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar being welcomed by party workers at Janata Dal (United) office in Patna on Sunday.– Photo: Ranjeet Kumar
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar being welcomed by party workers at Janata Dal (United) office in Patna on Sunday.– Photo: Ranjeet Kumar

Senior JD(U) leader Vashist Narayan Singh is all set to be re-elected as Bihar unit president of the party for the second consecutive term.

Mr. Singh, JD(U) Rajya Sabha member, was the lone candidate to file nomination for the post on Sunday, party election officer Gyanendra Kumar Singh Gyanu told reporters here.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was present in the party office during the filing of nomination.

Mr. Kumar is among the proposer of the name of Mr. Singh for the post of party state president.

The party election officer said that the name of the new Bihar JD(U) president would be announced in the party’s State council here on Monday.

Mr. Gyanu said that till the end of filing of nomination this evening, Mr. Singh’s papers have been found valid after scrutiny and no other nomination has been filed by anybody.

A product of 1974 JP movement, Mr. Singh has been a close supporter of Mr. Kumar.

He had taken reign of the party from Vijay Chaudhary, who had become Minister in the NDA government of the State after re-election in 2010 Assembly elections. -- PTI


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