PATNA: Former JD(U) spokesperson Ajay Alok has joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the national capital on Friday. Alok, who was among the four JD(U) leaders suspended for alleged anti-party activities in June last year, praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his policies after the joining ceremony.
In his statement, Alok said, “It’s not a day to say much. The party works for the welfare of the poor and the deprived and if I can contribute even 1% to the Modi mission, it will be a matter of pride for me.” He also praised the Prime Minister for his contributions towards developing a thought process and the party for being open to working with those who put the nation first, work for the poor, and consider development as a pilgrimage.
Alok was among the JD(U) leaders who chose to support senior party leader and former Union Minister RCP Singh, who was denied a re-nomination to the Rajya Sabha by JD(U) convenor and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Alok’s move to join the BJP is being seen as another setback for the JD(U) in Bihar, where it has already lost several of its leaders to other parties.
With the Bihar assembly elections approaching, the BJP is making efforts to strengthen its position in the state. Alok’s entry into the party is expected to boost the BJP’s prospects in the upcoming elections. His experience as a spokesperson and his knowledge of Bihar politics are likely to be an asset for the BJP.
Alok’s joining the BJP is also being seen as a sign of the changing political dynamics in Bihar. Alok’s move to the BJP is being seen as a clear indication that the JD(U) is losing ground to its former ally.