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Sharad Yadav faction announces new party 'Loktantrik Janata Dal'

The announcement was made by LJD national secretary Sushila Morale at a press conference where Yadav was also present, but he insisted that he was not yet a member of the new party as his legal claim to represent the JD(U) was still sub-judice.

April 26, 2018 / 04:40 PM IST
BJP's Shatrughan Sinha, JDU's Sharad Yadav and CPI(M) Sitaram Yechury during a book on Ali Anwar in New Delhi. (PTI)

BJP's Shatrughan Sinha, JDU's Sharad Yadav and CPI(M) Sitaram Yechury during a book on Ali Anwar in New Delhi. (PTI)

Supporters of JD(U) rebel Sharad Yadav today announced the formation of Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD), a new political outfit that marks a formal split in the Nitish Kumar-led party.

The announcement was made by LJD national secretary Sushila Morale at a press conference where Yadav was also present, but he insisted that he was not yet a member of the new party as his legal claim to represent the JD(U) was still sub-judice.

Yadav, however, said that the LJD would have his blessings.

“A national conference of the newly-formed outfit will be organised on May 18 and Yadav will be present for it as a margadarshak (mentor),” Morale told reporters here.

However, she categorically stated that Yadav would not be a part of the new party.

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A case is pending before the Delhi High Court in connection with the claim staked on the JD(U)'s arrow symbol by the Sharad Yadav-led faction after the Election Commission rejected its plea for granting it the symbol.
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first published: Apr 26, 2018 04:36 pm

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