In the wake of upcoming Bihar assembly polls, JD-U (Janata Dal-United) has elected Bashistha Narain Singh as the leader of party’s Bihar unit. The leader was elected unopposed.
The decision came from the state council meeting of JD-U party headed by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar held today. JDU national Secretary R C P Singh and other leaders were also present in the meeting.
Bashistha Narain Singh had filed his nomination for the post of party state president on Thursday. State Minister Shyam Rajak, Rajya Sabha member RCP Singh and JD (U)
spokesperson Sanjay Singh was also there on the occasion.
He was earlier a member of Samata Party. Bashistha Narain Singh had first assumed the post of party president in 2010. He is the longest-serving president of JD-U’s Bihar unit.
Bihar will go for elections in 2020 for its 243 seats. JD-U had won 71 seats in 2015 assembly polls to become the ruling power in the state with the support of others.