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JDU's RS MP replaces Sharad Yadav, may join Union Cabinet

JDU's RS MP replaces Sharad Yadav, may join Union Cabinet

"JD (U) is not only Nitish Kumar's party, it is also my party", said Yadav in Bihar's Madhepura district on the last day of his 3-day tour of Bihar aimed at mobilising people against the JD (U)-BJP alliance. The development comes a day after Nitish Kumar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. "I invited JD (U) to join the NDA", the BJP chief tweeted.

JD (U) spokesman KC Tyagi said the party's founder president would be provided an opportunity to present his point of view at a meeting of the national executive scheduled in Patna on August 19.

"Kumar will take a call on joining the country's ruling alliance this month itself", a senior party leader said.

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

The decision to remove Sharad Yadav from the party post has been communicated to Rajya Sabha chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu.Yadav, along with Ansari, has expressed differences with party chief Nitish Kumar's decision to snap ties with the Congress and RJD and form government with BJP's support.

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The Janata Dal (United) on Saturday removed Sharad Yadav as the leader of the party in Rajya Sabha, hinting at the apparent split in the party.

JD-U spokesperson Rajiv Ranjan confirmed the removal of Sharad Yadav to IANS. "Now Bihar will progress at a very fast pace", he said.

The name of JD-U's Rajya Sabha member Ram Chandra Prasad Singh is doing the rounds as the new leader of the parliamentary party.

Yadav had opposed the party's decision to join hands with the BJP in Bihar. As far as the party is concerned, it has already taken its decision. They have reposed their faith in the chief minister and JD (U) president Nitish Kumar.

Just yesterday, Nitish had said that Sharad Yadav is free to go where he wants. The representatives of JD (U) comprised of JDU MP Harivansh, RCP Singh, Anil Sahni, Kaushalendra Kumar and JD (U) general secretary Sanjay Jha. "Sharad Yadav-led faction is the real JD-U while the other one has become a "Sarkari JD-U" and Bharatiya JD-(U)", Ansari said while briefing mediapersons. He says he is taking people's opinion.


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