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Nitish Kumar formally takes over as JD-U president

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Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday was officially coronated as the national president of the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) here.

JD-U general secretary K.C. Tyagi told the media that Nitish Kumar was formally endorsed by the party leaders and workers from across the country at the JD-U national council meeting in Patna.

“Nitish Kumar’s election as national president was endorsed by the party at its national council meeting,” Tyagi said.

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Nitish Kumar was elected party president, replacing Sharad Yadav on April 10 at the party’s national executive meeting held in New Delhi.

JD-U Bihar unit president Vashisht Narain Singh said that party leaders from 28 states attended the national council meeting.

“With Nitish Kumar as JD-U president, the party will play a more active role in national politics in the coming days,” Singh said.

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Published on: Saturday, April 23, 2016, 03:50 PM IST
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