Sources said Rajiv Ranjan, who had been sore ever since losing a Union Cabinet berth to Singh, removed the latter’s supporters from state headquarters post, too
Singh replaces RCP Singh, who offered to step down as he has been inducted as a Cabinet minister in the Modi government.
Sources from the JDU said that the name of Munger MP Rajiv Ranjan alias Lalan Singh is almost agreed upon.
Sources from JDU indicated about the possibility of replacing the national president RCP Singh could be part of the agenda at party meeting on July 31.
Kumar, who is active on Twitter, did not make any congratulatory comment. It has caught Patna’s political circle by surprise.
It was following the death of LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan that the charge of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution went to Piyush Goyal.
A statement to this effect was made here by RCP Singh, a close aide of Kumar, amid buzz on cabinet expansion at the Centre.
RCP Singh and Santosh Kushwaha, two MPs considered close to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, are likely to be included in the central cabinet, party sources said on Friday.