Modi In Delhi, Nitish In Patna?
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The expelled Lok Sabha members are Captain Jainarain Nishad (from Muzaffarpur), Purnmasi Ram (Gopalganj), Sushil Kumar Singh (Aurangabad) and Mangani Lal Mandal (Jhanjharpur). Three of them — Nishad, Ram and Mandal — were suspended earlier..... the party had information that while Nishad and Singh are likely to join BJP, Ram and Mandal are in touch with Lalu Prasad's RJD. Ram was earlier also in touch with BJP .... Nishad had last year organized a (Narendra) 'Modi yagna', supporting the BJP's prime ministerial candidate's bid for power. Ram had also met a close aide of Modi then. Both the leaders were making statements against Nitish Kumar.... While Nishad hails from the OBC community of fishermen, Ram is a Dalit leader and BJP has been courting them as it seeks to expand its vote base in Bihar ahead of Lok Sabha elections which it will fight on its own after its split with JD(U). .... Nishad was in Lalu Prasad's RJD and BJP earlier before joining JD(U) while Ram was once a minister in Prasad's cabinet in Bihar. Mandal had also been in RJD in past before joining the JD (U). Singh is a Rajput leader from Aurangbad and had been MP twice.Several of Laloo's MLA moved to the Nitish camp, as did Paswan's sole MLA. And several of Nitish' MPs in Delhi have switched sides and gone over to Modi. Is that an indication that Modi will claim the throne in Delhi whereas Nitish will move towards perhaps a 60% majority for his JD(U) in Bihar's Assembly? Perhaps.
JD (U) expels 5 MPs for anti-party activities
Nishad, Ram and Mandal were suspended in 2012 for their anti-party activities during the 2010 assembly elections. .... Nishad belongs to fishermen community while Ram is a dalit leader and Mandal is from OBC community. Singh is a Rajput and Tiwari a Brahmin with socialist background. .... Mandal is likley to contest as RJD candidate from Jhanjharpur.