Patna, Mar 31 : Former president of Bihar unit of Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) Brishen Patel, who had deserted his party recently, today joined RLSP.
Mr Patel joined the RLSP in presence of its party president and former Union minister Mr Upendra Kushwaha. A large number of his supporters also joined RLSP at a function organised here.
Mr Kushwaha, while welcoming Mr Patel into his party, said he was a well known face of Bihar and had been a minister in Bihar on several occasions, including in government headed by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Mr Patel, in his long political career, had worked hard for the cause of backwards and deprived section of the society, he added.
Mr Patel, on his part, said that NDA would bite the dust in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. While announcing his resignation from HAM about one and half months back, he had clearly hinted that he would remain in Grand Alliance in Bihar, he recalled.