HAM chief Jitan Ram Manjhi calls on Home Minister Amit Shah

New Delhi, Jun 21 (PTI) Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) chief Jitan Ram Manjhi met Union Home Minister Amit Shah at his residence here on Wedenesday, two days after his party withdrew support to the Nitish Kumar-led government in Bihar.

The HAM withdrew support to the Grand Alliance government comprising the Congress, the RJD and the JD(U) in Bihar on Monday and a letter to the effect was handed over to Governor Rajendra Arlekar.

Manjhi, who met the governor along with his son Santosh Suman, the national president of the HAM, said he will be in Delhi for the next few days during which he will try to meet leaders of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), including Shah, to explore future options.

Kumar had recently accused Manjhi, a former Bihar chief minister, of “spying on the Mahagathbandhan allies” for the benefit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and said his exit was good riddance.

The chief minister had also said Manjhi wanted to be part of a June 23 meeting of opposition parties, but he was apprehensive that the latter might leak details of the conclave to the BJP.