JD(U) ousts Sharad Yadav as RS leader

JD(U) ousts Sharad Yadav as RS leader

Confirming about the formal invite, Shah on Saturday tweeted, "I met JD (U) president Nitish Kumar at my residence yesterday".

Meanwhile, BJP party President Amit Shah has invited JD (U) to join NDA.

JD (U) has finally started taking decisions against Sharad Yadav, one of the foundation pillars of the party, who has now turned anti-JD (U).

The JD (U) has 12 members in Parliament, two in the Lok Sabha and 10 in the Rajya Sabha.

The Janata Dal (United) has replaced senior party leader Sharad Yadav with RCP Singh as its leader in the Rajya Sabha.

Earlier today, Sharad Yadav claimed that he had sent fellow party leader Ali Anwar Ansari to attend a meeting of opposition parties convened by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, so that Bihar-like grand alliance is replicated countrywide.

Sources told The Hindu that he would be removed from his position as the leader of the JD (U) parliamentary party group.

Yadav said he represented the "real" JD (U) and called the faction led by Kumar as the "Sarkari party". They have reposed their faith in the chief minister and JD (U) president Nitish Kumar. Sources said Modi might open Centre's coffers for several schemes in the irrigation, electricity, road construction, and backward area development sectors, to get a firmer grip on the alliance in Bihar. He said Nitish and Modi had a "very good talk" on Friday and "some kind of financial package for Bihar may be given after another meeting in the last week of August". "All of them are with Nitish Kumar", he said.

In reply to this Nitish Kumar remarked that Sharad Yadav is free to decide who he wants to join. RJD supporters in large numbers along with some JD (U) workers had accorded reception to Yadav at Ramashish Chowk, Anjanpeer chowk in Hajipur in Vaishali district. A former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer from the UP cadre, he has been Principal Secretary in the Nitish Kumar government.

On Thursday, Sharad Yadav had said that he was still with RJD, Congress-led Mahagathbandhan. "Why didn't he protest then", Tyagi said.