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Bihar's lone LJP MLA joins JD-U after resigning

Posted on Mar 01 2014 | IANS

Patna, March 1 : Three days after resigning from the Lok Janshakti Party over the party's alliance with the BJP, Zakir Anwar, the lone LGP legislator in Bihar, joined the Janata Dal-United Saturday.

Anwar hit out at LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan, describing him as an "opportunitist" who made a deal of Rs.50 crore for the alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

"Paswan has taken huge amounts for alliance with the saffron party at the cost of principles of his party," Anwar said.

He said people of Bihar are making jokes and poking fun at Paswan's alliance with the BJP.

"Paswan will taste bitter fruit after the Lok Sabha polls," he said.

Anwar, legislator from the Araria assembly constituency, resigned from the LJP Feb 26, saying there was no moral ground for him to continue with the LJP.

"LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan's closeness to the BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi shocked and surprised me because Paswan was not missing a chance to target both for communal politics," he said.

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