Jitan Ram Manjhi joins RJD-led grand alliance
Patna (Bihar) [India], Feb. 28 : Former Bihar Chief Minister and Hindustani Awam Morcha-Secular (HAM) head, Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday joined the Rashtriya Janata Dal-led grand alliance. "Today I announce our alliance and our entry into 'Mahagatbandhan'," Manjhi told the media here. Earlier in the day, Manjhi left the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to enter into the grand alliance. Manjhi made the announcement after meeting RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav. Speaking to media after the meeting, Yadav said that Manjhi has been close with RJD chief Lalu Prasad and has previously worked with him, indicating that he will be joining Bihar's 'grand-alliance'.