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Sharad Yadav breaks his silence on Nitish Kumar's decision to break Grand Alliance

Sharad Yadav who is the leader of the JD(U) in the Rajya Sabha said that the decision was unfortunate. “I don't agree with the decision in Bihar, its unfortunate.The mandate by the people was not for this.”

July 31, 2017 / 04:20 PM IST

After days of silence, veteran leader of Janata Dal (United), Sharad Yadav has come forward to reveal his opposition against the alliance of Nitish Kumar with BJP and the breaking of the Grand Alliance (Mahagathbandhan). The statement is seen as a clear indication of lack of unity in the JD (U) in regard with the new found alliance with the BJP.

“I don't agree with the decision in Bihar, its unfortunate. The mandate by the people was not for this,” he said. “It is wrong to  break the pact we made with the people, who had voted for the grand alliance (mahagatbandhan),” he said.

Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy termed the JD (U) leader's remarks as nothing but a jibe from a restless person. “Sharad Yadav is not interested in Bihar's politics. He is simply restless,” he said.

The comments may mark a rift between Yadav and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has already made probing shots at the JD(U) asking Sharad Yadav to take over the leadership of the Grand Alliance after Nitish Kumar had ended the two-year alliance and joined BJP following the allegations of corruption emerged against Lalu Prasad and his family. “I appeal to Sharad Yadav-ji who has been our leader... whom we consider our leader, to come forward and fight the BJP. Take the lead role in this,” Lalu had stated according to an NDTV report.
first published: Jul 31, 2017 03:33 pm

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