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Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) gets state party status in Arunachal Pradesh

The Election Commission said JD(U) is officially recognised as a state party in Arunachal and Bihar after the party won 7 seats in the 60-member assembly in the north eastern state.

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Patna: The Janata Dal (United), headed by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, has become a recognised state party in Arunachal Pradesh, the Election Commission has said.

The JD(U) won seven seats in the 60-memner assembly of the north eastern state, next only to the ruling BJP which bagged 41 seats and secured a majority.

“The Janata Dal (United) is now a recognised state party in the states of Arunachal Pradesh and Bihar,” an EC statement said Friday.

The party will also be able to use its symbol, arrow, in Arunachal Pradesh, the statement said.

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The JD(U) shares power with the BJP and Ram Vilas Paswan’s Lok Janshakti Party in Bihar.

After its success in Arunachal Pradesh, JD(U) national general secretary K C Tyagi had said, “The tally entitles us to the status of the main opposition party. But we will offer full support to the BJP government” in that state.

“Even if we get the opposition party status, we will be a friendly opposition,” Tyagi had made it clear.

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