The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) suffered another setback on Wednesday when party spokeperson Pragati Mehta jumped ship to join Janata Dal Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)).

The news comes in the wake of heated political environment following Bihar CM Nitish Kumar’ s break-up with Mahagathbandhan followed by tie-up with BJP to form govt in Bihar.

The move had resulted in mud-slinging between the two factions. What is surprising is that Mehta had earlier criticised Nitish Kumar’s decision of joining NDA terming it an ‘insult’ to mandate of people of Bihar. He had also said that Nitish was now exposed and will be taught a lesson by Bihar.

Meanwhile, Bihar deputy CM Sushil Modi has alleged that he would soon come out with documentary proof to expose Lalu Prasad Yadav’s links with sand mafia.

The senior BJP leader also stressed that the state govt was determined to take action against the corrupt.