Patna, May 2: Senior JDU leader and former Bihar Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Choudhary on Wednesday resigned from the party over ‘anti-Dalit’ policies.
“I have resigned from the JD-U over the party leadership’s silence on increasing crime and atrocities against Dalits in Bihar and across the country. The government led by the party is also pursuing anti-Dalit policies,” news agency IANS quoted the Dalit leader as saying.
Choudhary has expressed his displeasure with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the JD-U President since he teamed up with the Bharatiya Janata Party.
“I was neglected, ignored and sidelined in the party and no attention was paid when I raised issues related to Dalits”, he added.
In recent times, Choudhary has joined hands with the RJD and former BJP leader Yaswant Sinha. On Tuesday, he led a march here backing Dalit cause.