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Senior JD-U leader Monazir Hassan quits party to join BJP

Ruling JD(U) in Bihar on Tuesday received a jolt when its senior leader Monazir Hassan resigned from the party to join BJP. ‘I have resigned from primary membership of JD(U) due to constant erosion of democracy within the party,’ Monazir Hassan told PTI.

Though he did not name former chief minister Nitish Kumar, Hassan said he was troubled by constant decline of inner party democracy within JD(U) and hence decided to quit it. Asked about his future course of action, he said he would be joining BJP on Wednesday. ‘I will join BJP tomorrow (Wednesday) in Patna,’ he said.

Monazir’s resignation has come as a rude shock to JD(U) which has been battling after drubbing in the general elections where it could manage only two seats out of 40 in the state. Monazir Hassan had unsuccessfully contested Lok Sabha election from Begusarai. He has served as MLA from Munger for four terms and represented Begusarai in Parliament from 2009-2014. Hassan served as minister in Bihar under RJD rule in 2000 and later in the first term of Nitish Kumar government in 2005.
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