JD(U) crisis: Sharad Yadav asked not to ‘cross limits’ after he accuses Nitish Kumar of ‘cheating’ people

JD(U) spokesperson K C Tyagi also objected to Sharad Yadav's comments that he remained with the grand alliance, saying it was objectionable for a senior leader like him to say after the party has broken ties with it and joined hands with the NDA.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 10, 2017 10:21 pm
Sharad Yadav news, JD(U) news, india news, indian express news JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav. (Source: PTI Photo)

On the day JD(U) MP Sharad Yadav began his three-day ‘Jan Samvad’ programme in Bihar, the party asked him to refrain from making comments that could damage its image.

This comes closely after Yadav claimed the party broke the “trust of 11 crore people” by aligning with the BJP. He said people felt “cheated” after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar broke away from the Grand Alliance.

Reacting to Yadav’s statement, party spokesperson K C Tyagi said told news agency PTI, “The political language being used by him is very objectionable and uncomfortable for the party president (Nitish Kumar) and the government (of Bihar). It will be better if he puts his point of view at the party’s national executive on August 19. We will ask him to refrain from making statement which crosses limits.”

Yadav seemed to be choosing his own path now, Tyagi said, claiming that it was not leaders from the JD(U) but Lalu Prasad-led RJD who have arranged his programmes.

Asked if the party would take any disciplinary action against him, he said it had not taken any such measure so far.

Tyagi also objected to Yadav’s comments that he remained with the grand alliance, saying it was objectionable for a senior leader like him to say after the party has broken ties with it and joined hands with the NDA.

He said all party MLAs, MLCs and district president in Bihar were with Kumar’s decision and it was leaders of the RJD who have made arrangements for Yadav’s tour through the state.

Yadav said the grand alliance had secured two-thirds majority in the 2015 assembly poll and people were now feeling “cheated” with Kumar’s decision.

“During the election we campaigned for one and a half month tirelessly and sought vote for the grand alliance. Our alliance had only 3 helicopters for campaigning against 26 of the opposite party. In my entire political career and after independence I have no other example of two political parties with different ideologies and manifestos fighting against each other in elections and then joining hands after 20 months,” he said.

Asked whether his trip did not amount to “anti-party activity”, Yadav, who is the leader of the party in the Upper House, said, “I do not want to make any comment.”

with PTI inputs

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  1. V
    Aug 19, 2017 at 7:16 pm
    Well done this is like most mature politician still nitish kumar is child in politics where nitish learn from yadav and due to him he was surviving no need to fear doing excellent job continue u r mass program so that people get awarness for evil nitish ideology. Shame to nitish kumar for his act of joining with NDA. Nitish and Tyagi will shortly learn a good lesson and now they will be scrap of JDU. Sharad jee zinda bad. Dont worry all UPA with you. Jai Hind
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      Chander Pal
      Aug 11, 2017 at 6:20 am
      A political baseless person with hardly any following just using his surname to be relevant in Bihar. Falls in the category of dejected rejected and irrelevant persons. His problem is who will send him to Rajya Sabha because he knows he can't win any Lok Sabha seat.
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        Vinayak Upadhyaya
        Aug 11, 2017 at 6:05 am
        Sharad Yadav has no mass following and is a opportunist man from M.P . He has direct link with Yadav brigade of Bihar and UP.
        1. R
          Aug 11, 2017 at 3:45 am
          What this mo.th.er...ch.o.de Sharad d.o.g is bar.king about? So, this fellow asking to let the loot go on by Lallu family under the coverup of secular blanjet Nitish ji's mosk on face?!? Shocking to hear this from him!
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            ahsan mohIUDDIN
            Aug 11, 2017 at 12:22 pm
            To Indian Express management What kind of editorial overseeing u are doing? Can't u see this man has used a cuss word in his comment (mother e) Please delete both his comment and my counter comment as ladies and children could be using this
          2. R
            Aug 11, 2017 at 3:39 am
            No. Not people of Bihar felt cheated infact they are happy. Only desh drohi gang it's g leader So.ni.a... Ga.h.du is feeling pain. So, just stop your false prapaganda Sharad.
            1. R
              Aug 11, 2017 at 3:49 am
              You a s s will never learn till they hurt you personally !
            2. A
              Aug 11, 2017 at 2:43 am
              Let us be free in analyzing Sharad Yadav as Politician and his position in JDU.As a politician is a good as opposition leader but not as Administrator regards to his position in JSU is concerned then he has no value in Party even he was President of Party.Further he has no base either in MP or Bihar.He can only boost himself about being in Jail during Emergency and then nothing to his credit.He does not mind to go with Corrupt Lalu Prasad Yadav which shows he lacks wisdom and honesty.No doubt he will be more happy in the company of Lalu and Mulayam Singh Yadav as being from Yadav community.That is all.
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                Dev Verma
                Aug 11, 2017 at 1:17 am
                Joining Lalu at first place was biggest mistake of Nitish and very timely decision to leave CHOR lalu to save his character he owes. Sharad Jadav is becoming power hungry but won't succeed. His contribution to JDU is nothing but zero apart from looking women's butt all the time or holding sonia's hand, he's basically thirky person and should be barred from politics.
                1. M
                  Aug 10, 2017 at 11:48 pm
                  Difficult to teach old d o g a new tricks!
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