Former minister Taslimuddin quits JD (U), rejoins parent party RJD

Last Updated: Tue, Nov 06, 2012 14:52 hrs

Former union minister Mohammad Taslimuddin quit the ruling Janata Dal (United) party in Bihar and rejoined the opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Tuesday, accusing Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of failing to fulfill his promises to him.

Talking to reporters at RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav's residence here, Taslimiddin said: "Nitish Kumar has only created facade of development, and there is not much to show on the ground.

"Nitish is 100 per cent untruthful, he did not fulfill promises made to me for development of Seemanchal Districts," added Taslimuddin.

Welcoming Taslimuddin back into RJD, Lalu Yadav described him as an old warhorse and secular person, and added that his presence would boost the party's prospects in the run up to future elections in Bihar.

Asked about the future of his son, Sarfaraz Alam, a sitting JD (U) MLA, Taslimuddin said he was an adult and capable of deciding for himself.

Taslimuddin has been elected as member of Lok Sabha for four times from Kisanganj, but lost the last general elections to Congress nominee Mohammad Asrarul Haque. He was a union minister in H D Deve Gowda's Cabinet.

He is the third leader to revolt against Nitish Kumar, following BJP MP from Purnea Uday Singh and JD(U) MLA Chhedi Paswan, who had quit earlier. (ANI)

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