JD(U) picks Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh as Parliamentary Leader; appoints Dileshwar Kamait as party’s chief whip

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Janata Dal (United) on Tuesday picked its Munger MP Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh selected as a leader of JD(U) Parliamentary Party for the 17th Lok Sabha. While the Bihar ruling party appointed Baidyanath Prasad Mahto selected as Deputy leader of JD(U) Parliamentary Party. Mahto elected to 17th Lok Sabha from Valmiki Lok Sabha Seat of Bihar.

While its MP from Supaul Lok Sabha Seat Dileshwar Kamait selected as JD(U)’s chief whip for the 17th Lok Sabha.

READ: JD-U to contest Assembly polls in 4 States on its owns; eyes on national party status

In the recently held national polls, Munger MP Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh registered a victory by defeating Nilam Devi of Congress. While Baidyanath Prasad Mahto defeated Shaswat Kedar of Congress from Valmiki Nagar Lok Sabha Seat.

Supaul Lok Sabha Seat MP Dileshwar Kamait who selected as JD(U)’s chief whip elected to 17th Lok Sabha by defeating Ranjeet Ranjan of Congress.

JD-U had on Sunday held its national executive meeting where it was announced that it will contest the upcoming polls in four states on its own. The party said that barring Centre and Bihar, it is not a party of BJP-led NDA and will contest poll all alone.

Janata Dal (United) contested the national polls in an alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party in Bihar. It has bagged 16 out of 17 contested Seat in Bihar that has a total of 40 Lok Sabha Seats. Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP was also an alliance partner of BJP and JD-U in Bihar that sends 40 Parliamentarians.

While it should be noted that BJP ally JD-U opted out of Cabinet race hinting that the party was willing to have more berth than it is been offered by the BJP.

The first session of the 17th Lok Sabha is scheduled to begin from June 17th and will continue till July 26. President Ram Nath Kovind will address the joint session of both the houses of parliament on 20th June.

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