In a bid to firmly establish the party in the national capital, Janata Dal-United leader Narsingh Shah, who defected from the BJP, was appointed state president of the Delhi unit of JD-U in the presence of national general secretary Sanjay Jha.

The leaders told the press that the decision was taken after consulting Bihar Chief Minister and national president of the party Nitish Kumar.

Jha told reporters that in the coming years, the party will increase its activities in Delhi and will try to understand the problems of the people living here.

“We will try our best to strengthen the party in Delhi and make sure that we have representation in the assembly. It’s for this reason that we have taken the decision to appoint Narsingh Shah as the state president. We believe that he is very capable of strengthening the party in Delhi," he said.

Shah thanked the entire party leadership for his appointment as president of the Delhi unit and said his position was more relevant in comparison to other state presidents because this is the Capital and it has been a challenge for the party to establish its base here.

“I have been given this responsibility to look after the activities of the party here, I accept this opportunity in my seniors' presence and the people of Delhi that politics for us does not just mean electoral victory. Even if we have no members of the party in Delhi assembly, we will continue to reach out to people here and make sure that we work for their upliftment and win their trust,” he said.