Wednesday, 23 August, 2017

Sharad Yadav attacks Nitish Kumar, says 'JD-U is my party too'

Victory despite ‘toughest hurdles’ JD ’s Sharad Yadav congratulates Congress leader Ahmed Patel Prakash Singh AFP
Preston Stone | 13 August, 2017, 01:17

Speaking to this newspaper, JDU secretary general K.C. Tyagi said that the decision to remove Yadav was taken as he was involved in anti-party activities.

Nitish, however, swore-in as the Bihar Chief Minister the very next day with Sushil Modi as his Deputy Chief Minister.

In July, Nitish Kumar had resigned as the Chief Minister of Bihar while opting to move out of the 20-month-old Grand Alliance.

On Thursday, Sharad Yadav had said that he was still with RJD, Congress-led Mahagathbandhan.

While the JD (U) has 10 members in the Rajya Sabha, including Yadav, two of them - Ali Anwar Ansari and M P Veerendra Kumar - have spoken out against Nitish. "Sharad Yadav-led faction is the real JD-U while the other one has become a "Sarkari JD-U" and Bharatiya JD-(U)", Ansari said while briefing mediapersons.

In a tweet Saturday morning, Shah spoke about their meeting on Friday and that he invited Nitish to join BJP's national coalition.

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Please Wait while comments are loading. However, Kumar has been facing heat from Sharad Yadav, his senior colleague and leader of the parliamentary party in the Rajya Sabha.

Former JD (U) MP Arjun Rai and ex-party MLA Ramai Ram accompanied him, but it was mostly RJD workers and supporters who attended his roadside meetings here and en route to Darbhanga and Madhubani during the day. He made it clear that the JD (U) has already chose to align with the BJP. "Now, he is not in the government, the party has become a sarkari party?"

The senior party leader has raised questions over the alliance saying that this decision has broken the trust of those who voted for JD (U).

"The decision to join hands with the BJP and form a government in Bihar was against the mandate given in the 2015 assembly polls".

Yadav said his "Samvad Yatra", which had started from Bihar, would also spread to the rest of the country.

"First, Nitish took the decision to go with the BJP without calling the national executive. This was important due to Yadav's recent actions".

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