Ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) legislator Sarfaraz Alam on Saturday resigned from the party.
The development came just ahead of the Araria Lok Sabha bypoll next month.
Alam is the son of Mohammad Taslimuddin, a Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP, whose death has necessitated Araria Lok Sabha bypoll. Alam is the JD-U legislator from Jokihat in Araria district.
After resigning, Alam met Rabri Devi, wife of RJD chief Lalu Prasad.
Talking to media after meeting Rabri Devi, Alam announced his intention to contest Araria Lok Sabha bypoll and said people of his constituency will decide from which party he would contest.
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