NCP Leader Nagmani Quits Party, Praises Modi

Published: 06th March 2014 03:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th March 2014 03:05 PM   |  A+A-


Nagmani, a known-party hopper,  today resigned from the NCP praising Narendra Modi, a first  fall-out of Congress-RJD-NCP alliance in Bihar, where he could  not be accommodated as a candidate for Lok Sabha polls.              Nagmani, who was heading the Bihar unit of NCP and was  looking after Jharkhand affairs of the party as well, said he  was in touch with the BJP for more than two-and-a-half months.        

He told PTI that he had decided to work for Modi even  when there was a talk that NCP could be given two seats under  the "secular alliance" with Congress and RJD.  NCP wanted the second seat for Nagmani but it could get  only one from where Union Minister Tarique Anwar will contest.        

Nagmani, son of Jagdev Prasad, a legendary firebrand  leader of backward castes in Bihar, had served in almost all  parties including Congress, BJP, JD(U), RJD and LJP and is now  all set to re-join the BJP.            

"I have met all senior leaders of BJP except Narendra  Modi. I have met BJP President Rajnath Singh, its former  President Nitin Gadkari, organisational secretary Ramlal  and senior BJP leaders from Bihar. I was never in favour of  joining hands with Congress.   

"Even when there was a talk that NCP will be given two  seats, I had told BJP leaders that I wanted to contest from  their party. Today it is the nation's dream to see some  backward or Dalit leader as Prime Minister. Modi fulfils the  criteria. I will leave no stone unturned to ensure that he  becomes Prime Minister," Nagmani said.             

NCP general secretary Tarique Anwar, said party chief  Sharad Pawar has dissolved the Bihar unit and has asked  national secretary Mohal Lal Agrawal to look after its  affairs.   

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