Nitish Kumar Loses 6 Arunachal MLAs To BJP In Fresh Embarrassment

Nitish Kumar Loses 6 Arunachal MLAs To BJP In Fresh Embarrassment

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December 25, 2020

Nitish Kumar, still smarting from the Bihar election that demoted him as junior partner to BJP, has been served fresh humiliation by his long-time ally in a state where his party had recently registered its presence. Six of seven legislators of Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal United (JDU) in Arunachal Pradesh have defected to the BJP. The JDU now has just one MLA in the 60-member Arunachal assembly. Along with an MLA of the People's Party of Arunachal, the BJP now has 48 members.

New Delhi, 25 December 2020

he JDU MLAs who quit are Hayeng Mangfi, Jikke Tako, Dongru Siongju, Talem Taboh, Kanggong Taku and Dorjee Wangdi Kharma. Three of them had been suspended and served notices last month for anti-party activity. The BJP's state unit chief Biyuram Wahge said the development proved people's faith and trust in the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Pema Khandu. Those close to Nitish Kumar are extremely upset at what is being seen as the BJP's betrayal and this is set to come up during the two-day National Council meeting of the Janata Dal United this weekend.

Source -NDTV


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