Rebel BJP Bihar legislator hints at joining JD-U

Patna, July 21 (IANS) BJP legislator Amarnath Gami Sunday came out in open rebellion against the state party leadership and hinted that he may soon join Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U).

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has suspended him from the party.

Gami, legislator from Hayaghat, described senior state leader Sushil Kumar Modi as "power hungry" and refused to work under him.

"I am against Modi because he has hijacked the party. He does not want party cadres to progress and therefore he suppresses them," he alleged.

"BJP ideology is becoming individual-centric," he said.

Gami has hinted at joining the JD-U along with two or three more legislators.

"Wait for a few days, everything will be clear," he said.

Announcing the suspension of the legislator, BJP spokesperson Vinod Narayan Jha later said that the party "may take strict disciplinary action against him soon".

Two days ago, BJP workers in Rohtas protested against Modi and shouted slogans against him during his visit.

The JD-U last month dumped BJP in the state. The BJP later accused its former ally of trying to break the party.


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