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Big blow to JD-U as minister ShyamRajak joins RJD

ShyamRajak joins RJD

Just ahead of the assembly elections in Bihar political leaders have started changing their political beliefs and everyone wants a safe future for the next five years.After being expelled from the party and the cabinet on Sunday, ShyamRajak issued a statement today and targeted the Nitish government. Razak said, “I have not been expelled, I am going to give my resignation to the Speaker. I can not stay where social justice is being stripped.”

Razzak further confirmed that he is joining Rashtriya Janata Dal as he said, “About 99 percent of the people in the Janata Dal (United) party are angry with Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, but are unable to take a decision. I do not know about others, but I am joining the Rashtriya Janata Dal.”

On Sunday, after Rajak announced his decision to quit he was expelled from the JD(U) and sacked from the ministry by the governor on the advice of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Before joining the JD(U) in 2009 he was with RJD. During the Lalu- Rabri regime before 2005, he had also served as a minister.

After being expelled from JDU, ShyamRajakrejoined RJD in the presence of Tejashwi Yadav. ShyamRajak, who was very special to Lalu Prasad Yadav, had gone to JDU in 2009, but lost in the by-election. In 2010, he again became an MLA from JDU quota and became a minister.

“This is an emotional moment for me”, ShyamRajak said, adding that he would continue his fight for the cause of social justice under the leadership of RJD Chief Lalu Yadav.

Sources claim that this game of check mate was started by JDU last month when the party had managed to attract 5 Legislative council members from RJD. It was time for revenge for RJD and they managed to get minister ShyamRajak from the JD(U) which is considered to be a major blow for the JD(U). In the same effort, Tejashwi Yadav came to know that some of his MLAs were also in touch with the JDU, and immediately he showed them the door.

However, two of the three MLAs, Maheshwar Yadav and PremaChoudhari, who were expelled from RJD on Sunday joined JDU, a few hours after Rajak’s entry into the opposition party. Both these MLA’s joined JDU along with Sasaram MLA Ashok Kushwaha, who left RJD to join the ruling party. The third MLA Faraz Fatmi, is likely to join JDU soon as his father, former Union minister AA Fatmi is already a member of JDU, the party which he joined in July last year.

Maheshwar Yadav and PremaChoudhari and Ashok Kushwaha all three said that they chose to join JDU because they were overwhelmed by the development agenda of the Nitish Kumar led government. State energy minister Bijendra Yadav and public relations and information minister Neeraj Kumar welcomed the three MLAs into the party fold. With such political developments in Bihar other parties have started to raise their voice. BJP spokesperson while talking to a leading daily said, “The People of Bihar are wise enough to understand who their actual well-wisher is. The socioeconomic growth of subaltern community including Dalits took place because of Nitish Kumar led NDA government’s policy. The 2005 onward politics of Bihar has shown that it is not the RJD brand rhetoric of social justice but the policy initiative which has brought a big change in the lives of Dalits in Bihar. The individuals switching parties only to grab ticket without any ideological motivation will have no impact on NDA.”

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