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Published On: Sun, Aug 16th, 2020

Bihar Minister Shyam Rajak sacked for ‘anti-party activities’

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shyam_rajakPATNA: Ahead of the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls, cabinet minister Shyam Rajak has been expelled from JDU. Confirming the news, JDU President Vasistha Narayan Singh said the decision was taken by the party due to Rajak’s anti-party activity.
This ends days of speculation that the minister might join the ranks at RJD. Shyam Rajak is a sitting MLA from the reserved Phulwari assembly constituency in Patna district, and holds the portfolio of Industry Minister in Nitish Kumar’s government.
According to sources, Rajak was feeling marginalised and he was not getting along with the party’s high command. Sources said, Rajak is likely to join RJD.
Meanwhile, RJD leaders had been putting out posts on social media urging Shyam Rajak to join RJD. Also, it is believed that Rajak has already decided everything and had met Lalu Prasad Yadav in the process, the whole was managed by state president Jagadanand Singh.
Sources have also claimed that Tejashwi and Shyam Rajak have had a meeting and are in mutual agreement. There is just a formal ritual of change of party which will happen on Monday.

Assembly elections in Bihar are due in October-November and the tenure of the current Assembly is scheduled to end on November 29. The Election Commission has not yet taken a final call on poll dates in Bihar due to corona virus pandemic and has sought suggestions from political parties.

Commenting on Shyam Rajak’s expulsion, JD (U) spokesperson Rajeev Ranjan said that Rajak was expelled due to his involvement in ‘anti-party activities’. “His recent actions were nothing less than an act of indiscipline. So the party decided to take this action against him”.
This comes after reports alleged that Rajak was hob-nobbing with Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) ahead of the Bihar elections which are slated to be held later this year.
(With Agency Inputs ).

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