“I wanted him to go to Jamia Millia Islamia but when he got through to JNU, he said it was the Oxford of India and told me how, after graduating, he would quickly get a good job,” Najeeb’s mother said
If the opposition parties cannot march together, then they must strike together, said CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury, underscoring the need for them to keep the aim of defeating the BJP in their mind in case they all cannot come together.
The Rajya Sabha secretariat had served Yadav and Anwar notices last month to respond to Singh’s allegations against them. It had also forwarded copies of the petition to them for reference.
The EC had earlier rejected Sharad Yadav’s plea for allotment of the party name and symbol to his faction twice, the senior JD(U) leader asked how Yadav could claim to have the support of 500 members of the national council, when its current strength was 194.
The meeting, chaired by acting president Chhotubhai Vasava, decided to hold the next national council session by March 12.
Next Lok Sabha polls will be fought on issue of economy, Sharad Yadav said.
The Yadav faction had earlier told the commission that it would hold a national executive meeting of the party on September 17 followed by a meeting of the national council on October 8 and sought four weeks to submit the required documents to back the claim.
Shrinking clout? At least two Samajwadi Party senior leaders, who were seen in the Mulayam Singh Yadav camp, have given hints that they are more inclined to go with Akhilesh, rather than his father. Mulayam stayed away from the state convention of the party but Samajwadi leaders Azam Khan and Beni Prasad Verma, who have […]
Javed Raza, a general secretary of the rebel faction, said the two Rajya Sabha members submitted their response through lawyers to the office of Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu.
With a big majority of the party’s elected members and office bearers backing Kumar following Yadav’s challenge to his leadership, Vasava claimed that MLAs and MPs have no role and insisted that his group has adequate support within the party.
As the rebel group starts taking shape in the capital, Yadav has also been made convenor of a 16-member Opposition committee that is holding conventions on the theme of ‘Save Composite Culture [Sanjha Virasat Bachao]’ throughout the country.
Rebel JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav talks about his new role as convener of the ‘Save Composite Culture’ campaign, says democracy in the JD(U) was a “bit constrained” under Nitish Kumar, admits it is a challenge to bring the Opposition together, and asserts that Congress was more “mature” in power than the BJP
The JD(U) has 10 members in the Upper House. While seven of them have sided with Nitish, three have broken off. Yadav and Anwar are operating under the banner of a new forum, Sanjha Virasat.
The decision has come as a blow to the Sharad faction, which had approached the EC on August 25 claiming to be the “real JD(U)”.
The Commission, in a letter dispatched on Tuesday, said that the Sharad camp’s plea was not backed by any evidence or affidavits of support from party office bearers, MPs and MLAs. Further, the application filed by Javed Raza, on behalf of the Sharad faction, was not signed by Raza.