With little help from RJD, Sharad Yadav set to chart new course

The JD (U), that sensed Sharad's unease since the Grand Alliance split and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar returned to the NDA fold, has been waiting for Sharad's public diatribe against Nitish Kumar to take any action against the veteran.

Written by Santosh Singh | Sonepur/patna | Published:August 10, 2017 1:02 pm
sharad yadav, nitish kumar, nitish kumar NJP, JD(U) leader, shayad yadav bihar trip, maha gatbandhan, Grand Alliance split, bihar Grand Alliance split, Lok Sabha elections, indian express news, india news Sharad Yadav cannot use the banner and posters of the JD (U), the party that he founded, because current national president of the party, Nitish Kumar has not sanctioned his three-day Bihar trip. (Express photo)

Senior JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav may not have ever faced such a dilemma in his political career: he cannot use the banner and posters of the JD (U), the party that he founded, because current national president of the party, Nitish Kumar has not sanctioned his three-day Bihar trip which starts from Sonepur, Hajipur today. And the political party, the RJD, that has been supporting him indirectly, cannot make its support for him public. Even though its workers have been around the venue, it is officially the Samajwadi Jan Morcha, an apolitical forum, that has been organising the Sharad show.

The JD (U), that sensed Sharad’s unease since the Grand Alliance split and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar returned to the NDA fold, has been waiting for Sharad’s public diatribe against Nitish Kumar to take any action against the veteran. It has also been keeping a watch on its workers and knows there are rebels within the ranks who support Sharad Yadav.

Though Sharad Yadav may not be able to effect a split in the 71-MLA JD (U), he can unilaterally announce the formation of a splinter group. Joining the RJD is the only other option for the veteran who has seldom considered Nitish Kumar his leader. Old timers recall how both emerging leaders of late 1980s, Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar, would vie for proximity to Sharad Yadav, then a Devi Lal nominee.

After losing the last Lok Sabha elections to RJD’s Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav (now a rebel) from Madhepura, Sharad Yadav faces an arduous task to create and nurse a cadre he can call his own. .His task might become easier by joining the RJD or floating a new party that could have an electoral arrangement with the RJD which does have a devoted cadre. A look at the 25-odd stopovers on Sharad Yadav’s itinerary over the next three days tells one about how Sharad Yadav might well choose the “Lalu route” in his bid to get good response.

Sharad Yadav is likely to announce his next political move in a couple of days. The JD (U) national executive which meets on 19 August in Patna, may not wait long before it serves the senior leader a show cause notice. Nitish Kumar might not have spoken out against Sharad Yadav but his statement during his last press conference that “so many problems would be resolved” automatically in the new political realignment, is a strong enough hint that the two senior leaders do not agree with each other any longer.

Now we wait to find out where Sharad Yadav has decided to go from here.

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    vvvvv
    Aug 10, 2017 at 8:00 pm
    Excellent idea of senior most respect leader of Indian political carrier we all youth must respect to such leaders. I congratulates him for note being part of Nitish kumar Greedy of politics and seat who is traitor. Who said without Nitish Mr. Yadav is no use let wait and see he is the owner of JD(U) no the Nitish he is having right to remove nistish kumrar at any time. ... Jai Hind
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    Ravi
    Aug 10, 2017 at 7:59 pm
    BJP has stashed such crores and crores of black money that it can bribe crores of Rupees, and purchase MLAs in many states like Gujrat, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Bihar ,Manipur etc.
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    Avinash
    Aug 10, 2017 at 6:11 pm
    ....... and the writer of this kischri article was paid????!!!! I don't believe it. All speculative, nothing but hearsay.
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    sunder
    Aug 10, 2017 at 5:19 pm
    Sharad Yadav can join Italian Congress and lose his iden y.This is the best course for him.
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    Damodar Biswal
    Aug 10, 2017 at 4:27 pm
    Without Nitish, Sharada Yadv has no political iden y.Discarded by Lalu,he may join the sinking congress which has also become untouchable for many.
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    Jim
    Aug 10, 2017 at 4:05 pm
    Treat Sharad Paadav as a piece of furniture in JD(U) office. Look at how BJP handled loudmouth (bhow bhow) shatrughan
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    Asish
    Aug 10, 2017 at 3:57 pm
    Who cares what the F ker does. Such imbecile is better as being lost. Laloo threatens Nitish Kumar and that is fine, however Nitish Kumar should not do anything. He should have no self respect. Sathya gaya hain booddha, Laloo chor itna pasand kyon hain tujhe, kyon teri Jaat ka hain. Aise secularist chahiye is desh ko to kya hoga.
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