Patna: Two-time JD(U) Rajya Sabha MP Ram Chandra Prasad Singh, better known by his initials RCP Singh, a close confidant of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, was on Sunday chosen as the new president of Janata Dal (United). Also Read - Share Clues With Cops But Don't Demoralise Them: Nitish Lashes Out at Media Over IndiGo Manager's Killing
Kumar had proposed the name of Singh for the top post, which was then approved by other members during the party’s national executive meeting, a senior leader told PTI. Also Read - Nitish Kumar Lands In Fresh Political Trouble After IndiGo Executive's Murder in Patna
The chief minister, who was re-elected as the JD(U) president in 2019 for three years, relinquished the post in favour of Singh, its leader in Rajya Sabha. Also Read - Video: No More Infighting, Congress Netas in Bihar Go For Open Fight
Singh, a bureaucrat-turned-politician, was so far the general secretary of the regional party.
The JD(U) is holding its national executive meeting to deliberate on issues related to the country’s political situation, after six out of the party’s seven MLAs switched over to the BJP.
Polls in neighbouring West Bengal also came up for discussion at the meeting, the senior leader said.
(With inputs from PTI)