Some senior leaders have formed their own political outfits. Suspended RJD MP Pappu Yadav floated Jan Adhikar Party (JAP). Pappu Yadav holds sizeable influence in Koshi region and enjoys huge support among youths. The JAP may forge alliance with the BJP.

Dalit leader Jitan Ram Manjhi also formed his own party Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) after unceremonious exit from the post of Chief Minister and JDU. The HAM has tied-up with the BJP for assembly polls.

Shambhu Sharan Srivastava was considered as top rung  Janata Dal (United) leader when the party came to power in 2005. The JDU had made him national spokesperson followed by MLC. In the last assembly polls, he formed a separate front which made no impact on voters in the state. He is nowhere in the political scene at present.

Similar is the case with former JDU national spokesperson Shivanand Tiwari. He was considered close to Bihar's two stalwarts- Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav. Nitish sent him to the  Upper House of Parliament in 2008 but chose not to renominate in 2014. Presently, he is not active in any political party.

Former bureaucrat NK Singh would also share warm relationship with Nitish Kumar who made him Rajya Saba Member. NK Singh deserted the JDU as the party declined to give ticket to him second time. Later, he joined the BJP. He was instrumental in organising many international seminars in Bihar.  

Senior RJD leader Raghunath Jha has been one of the decision makers in the party. He is unlikely to contest upcoming assembly polls due to poor health. Top BJP leader Chandrika Rai will also be out of scene in the assembly polls due to his old age.

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