Bihar chief minister Manjhi expelled by JD-U

Bihar's ruling JD-U Monday expelled Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi from the party for six years, chief whip Shrawan Kumar said.

"(JD-U national president) Sharad Yadav has expelled Manjhi from the party for anti-party activities," said Shrawan Kumar, who is considered close to Nitish Kumar.

Nitish Kumar was re-elected JD-U legislature party leader Saturday.

Kumar told IANS that party has also informed Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi about the party's decision that Manjhi has been expelled from the JD-U.

"Manjhi is no longer with JD-U. It is final," he said.

Kumar said that Manjhi is no longer a JD-U legislator after party, Janata Dal (United) has expelled him.

Manjhi arrived here from Delhi Monday, a day after he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and announced that he won't resign. He said he will prove majority in the state assembly.

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