As the JD(U) decided to replace him as parliamentary party leader, senior leader Sharad Yadav on Saturday hit out at current JD(U) president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, saying the party is not Kumar's alone but belonged to him too.
PATNA: As the JD(U) decided to replace him+ as parliamentary party leader, senior leader Sharad Yadav on Saturday hit out at current JD(U) president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, saying the party is not Kumar's alone but belonged to him too.
"JD(U) sirf Nitish Kumar ki hi party nahi hai, yeh meri bhi party hai," Sharad Yadav said in Bihar's Madhepura district on the last day of his three-day Samvad Yatra to meet people and interact with them. He told them of his displeasure and pain over Nitish Kumar's decision to break the Grand Alliance of JD(U), RJD and Congress and join hands with the BJP and form a new government.
Nitish Kumar is the Janata Dal-United national president and said to fully control the party in Bihar. "There are two JD(U)s in Bihar, one is sarkari (official) and another is janata (of the people). All the party legislators, leaders, who are close to the government for personal benefit are with Nitish Kumar, but leaders and workers close to the people are with me," Sharad Yadav said.
He refused to say anything on the JD(U) decision to replace him as the parliamentary party leader on Saturday.
Yadav said when he had "not been afraid of Indira Gandhi, what do others matter".
He said it was the people who had made the Grand Alliance of RJD, JD(U) and Congress in 2015 Bihar Assembly polls and given their mandate to rule for five years. "People's mandate was against the BJP-led NDA," he said.
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