RCP Singh, a close confidant of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, was on Sunday chosen because the new president of Janata Dal (United). Kumar had proposed the identify of Singh for the highest publish, which was then authorized by different members through the occasion’s nationwide govt assembly, a senior chief advised PTI.
The chief minister, who was re-elected because the JD(U) president in 2019 for 3 years, relinquished the publish in favour of Singh, its chief in Rajya Sabha.
Singh, a bureaucrat-turned-politician, was to this point the final secretary of the regional occasion.
The JD(U) is holding its nationwide govt assembly to deliberate on points associated to the nation”s political state of affairs, after six out of the occasion”s seven MLAs converted to the BJP.
Polls in neighbouring West Bengal additionally got here up for dialogue on the assembly, the senior chief mentioned.