In what brings bad news for Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), five MLCs of the party resigned to join JD(U), the party of rival Nitish Kumar, reports said on Tuesday. This development comes just days before the Bihar Legislative Council polls, which are scheduled for July 6.
RJD's count is now down from eight to merely three. JD(U)'s number has swelled to 21.
Top brass called limited workers for talks, they left angrily
The members demanded RJD to fulfill the promise of giving a berth to Uday Narain Rai, who has represented the area in the 1970s and 80s. He didn't contest from there in the 2015 Assembly polls to help Tejashwi Yadav, the heir apparent of Lalu Yadav.
When not "more than 15 people" were called for talks, the workers labeled it an "insult" and left.