Janata Dal (United) on Monday expelled its senior party leader Sabir Ali for praising Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.
JD(U)’s Delhi unit chief was expelled from the party after he said, “Modi’s policies (in Gujarat) are good and Modi’s work for development is also laudable.”
JD(U) had given an election ticket to Ali from Sheohar region.
Ali is reportedly in touch with the BJP and may join it. He has been upset after the JD-U declined to nominate him to the Rajya Sabha.
Another ex-JD(U) MP NK Singh joined the BJP on Saturday after falling out with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
In his letter to Kumar, he expressed disappointment over the current situation in Bihar, saying ever since JD(U) broke ties with BJP last year the issue of development has taken a back seat.
He said he had told the Chief Minister that his government was now more focussed on political survival rather than development of the state.