National Executive meet of JD (U) begins

National Executive meet of JD (U) begins

Agency News

Patna, June 9: Amid intense speculation over relationship between JD (U) and BJP after the former spurning offer of symbolic representation in union cabinet, JD (U) national executive meeting began here today.

JD (U) president and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, party principal general secretary K C Tyagi, party vice president Prashant Kishor, state party president Bashishth Narain Singh, party general secretary and MP R C P Singh and other senior party leaders are present in the meeting.

Singh said that the party would fine-tune its policies further to strengthen its organisation base. He said that the party after three years launched its membership drive yesterday to expand its support base. He said the party would also deliberate on issues like whether the party would contest assembly elections in Jharkhand, Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir and if so would discuss its election strategy.

Singh said the party would also take up the issue of poll strategist Kishor's company signing an agreement with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee led Trinamool Congress for next assembly election in the neighbouring state.

Kishor is expected to explain his position on the issue in the party's national executive meeting. Before the meet concludes, chief minister Kumar is expected to speak out on various issues related to recent political developments providing a broad idea of the party's future course of action.