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Bihar polls: JD(U) minister quits and joins BJP in Bihar

PTI 03 Oct 2015, 9:09:15 IST

Patna: In a setback to the Grand Alliance, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Minister Baidyanath Sahni, the outgoing JD(U) MLA from Morwa Assembly seat in Samastipur district, sent his resignation to the Chief Minister's Office on Friday.

He later joined the BJP in the presence of its state unit president Mangal Pandey who welcomed him to the party-old, saying that his decision would help the prospects of the NDA candidates at the hustings.

The minister, who hails from Nishad community, was denied ticket by the JD(U) leadership from Morwa seat which goes to polls in the first phase on October 12.

Bihar will have five-phase assembly elections between October 12 and November 5 and counting of votes will take place on November 8.