Patna: Signaling reunion with his close aide-turned-rebel JD-U MP Rajiv Ranjan Singh Lallan, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said 'differences' between them have been resolved.

The two leaders travelled together in a helicopter from Patna to Lakhisarai and Begusarai during the day. Later, Kumar expressed happiness over the reunion with Lallan.

Addressing a function after inaugurating a RCC bridge over Kiul River at Sambho-Suryagraha in Lakhisarai district, he said "The day is important also because MP Rajiv Ranjan Singh Lallan is once again with us."

"People, who moves away, comes near again, life's journey goes like this...differences are over," a beaming Kumar said. On Monday, the CM said that he had never spoken against Lallan in public. It was Lallan who had moved away from the party.

Lallan, once the most trusted aide of Kumar, had won the last Lok Sabha elections on JD-U ticket from Munger but turned rebel before the 2010 Assembly polls and indulged in anti-party activities by campaigning for Congress. JD-U had initiated disciplinary action against him and suspended him from the party.

Later at a public meeting in Lakhisarai in the course of Nitish Kumar's 'Sewa Yatra', Lallan turned towards the Chief Minister and said he always regarded him (Kumar) highly.

"I had told at an interview after becoming an opponent nobody in the world can say that he (Kumar) is dishonest and if somebody claims this I would never accept. Everybody appreciates your (Kumar) firm commitment to take Bihar forward on the path of development and I am no exception," Lallan said.

Lallan was a petitioner against RJD President Lalu Prasad in the fodder scam. He had played an important role in ending RJD rule and bringing in the NDA government under Nitish Kumar in 2005.


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