Former JD-U minister joins BJP in Bihar

Patna, Oct 23 (IANS) A rebel Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader and former minister joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday, ahead of the third phase of the Bihar assembly elections.

Bhim Singh, a self proclaimed socialist, joined the BJP in the presence of state BJP president Mangal Pandey at the party office here.

Singh, who was a member of the Bihar Legislative Council, said: "Nitish Kumar has become arrogant and this forced me to join the BJP."

The next round of voting in Bihar is due on October 28.

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