Nitish Kumar ousts Sharad as JD-U RS leader

  • Nitish Kumar ousts Sharad as JD-U RS leader

Nitish Kumar ousts Sharad as JD-U RS leader

Sharad Yadav was not in favour of Nitish Kumar's decision to form an alliance with BJP to form the government in Bihar. He also said that he is personally hurt by the move. "Any decision on BJP's offer to join the government at the Centre or Nitish Kumar becoming co-chairman of NDA will be taken after we formally join the alliance", he added.

The cracks in JD (U) have now become so big that it would be impossible to save the structure.

JD-U spokesperson Rajiv Ranjan confirmed the removal of Sharad Yadav to IANS.

"We have invited all those who disagree with or have differences over Nitish Kumar's decision to ally with the BJP to come for the meeting on the 19th in Patna, but I know they won't turn up", said Tyagi.

Meanwhile, responding to his replacement by Ram Chander Singh in the Rajya Sabha "due to his anti-party activities", Sharad Yadav said that he doesn't take such matters seriously.

Congress high command Sonia Gandhi had invited nearly all the opposition parties to unite as one entity against the BJP-led government on Friday, ahead of the last day of the monsoon session.

A meeting of 16 opposition parties convened by Sonia Gandhi on Friday made a decision to extend their cooperation beyond the Parliament floor.

Ansari said the faction led by Nitish has become a "government JD-U". The JD (U) is also likely to get two berths in the Cabinet reshuffle that is round the corner.

The development comes a day after the Bihar Chief Minister had a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shah in the national capital on Friday. "I continue to stand for the 'gathbandhan'", he had said. Today (Saturday), they removed Sharad Yadav, who was the founding member of JD-U, from the leadership of the parliamentary party. "We will fight till the end and go to the masses", said Ansari.

Earlier on Saturday, the JD (U) affirmed that there is no split in the party but added it's not hopeful of Yadav and Ali Anwar of attending the party meeting on August 19.