BJP to make Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) its ‘minister of state’ in Bihar

Bihar BJP President Nitish Kumar is set to appoint Rashtriye Swayaman Seva Sangh MP Yogendra Yadav as the BJP’s ‘ministers of state in the state’, the party’s central spokesperson has said.

Mr Yadav will be in charge of the government of Bihar from January, the statement said.

It also said that Mr Kumar is “ready to make a decision” on the appointment of the RSS’s Prabhat Kumar as minister of state for Uttar Pradesh, a key BJP state.

Mr Kumar is currently the state BJP president, which has held the post since July this year.

Mr Lalu Prasad Yadav, the former state chief minister, was also appointed as a minister of the state’s government in May.

The BJP has been facing serious criticism in the national capital for the state elections.

Its leaders have blamed the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) for the failure of the party to win an absolute majority in the Bihar Assembly elections.

The JD(U) government in the neighbouring state has also been criticised for its poor performance in the elections.