Sharad Yadav, senior Janata Dal United (JDU), was removed on Sunday from the post of the leader of the opposition from Rajya Sabha. Responding to the Nitish Kumar’s decision of his removal from the Rajya Sabha, Yadav claimed the party’s decision was the “love and blessings” of the Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. “Kal jo mere saath inhone (Nitish) kiya, ye unka prem aur aashirwad hai (Whatever decision they took is their love and blessings for me), he said. The differences took place between Bihar CM and Sharad Yadav since Kumar joined hands with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form a government in a state and leaving behind the grand alliance against which Yadav had also spoken many of the times.
Sharad Yadav was replaced by the Nitish’s close aide RCP Singh as JD(U) leader in the Rajya Sabha on Saturday. “When Mandal-Kamandal govt (Janata Dal and BJP) government under V P Singh was formed, I had played a key role in the victory of Janata Dal… one can also see people’s response when I toured Bihar in the past three days,” he added while talking about his role. Interestingly, Kumar had not talked much about his future actions, but we can expect many ups and downs in the party ahead. According to Indian Express, Nitish Kumar is all set to have a meeting with some JD(U) leaders from all over the country later this month.
Yadav avoided the question when he was asked that whether he will attend JD(U) national executive in Patna on August 19 or not and said that “I am still on the road meeting people and am overwhelmed by their response to my stand on the betrayal of the mandate in Bihar. I have called a meeting of some party leaders from across the country later this month”. The JD(U) spokesperson Ajay Alok, on the other hand, responded to the Yadav’s comments and said, “Sharad Yadav says the real JD(U) is with him and the JD(U) with Nitish Kumar is Sarkari JD(U). He has no morality left, but if he has any rajnitik sharm (political decorum), he should quit the membership of the Rajya Sabha as he is a member there with the votes of MLAs of what he calls Sarkari JD(U).