Resign from Rajya Sabha post if you have any shame, JD(U) tells Sharad Yadav

JD (U) leader Ajay Alok further said that Bihar indeed gave mandate to the 'mahagathbandhan', but not for indulging in corruption.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:August 13, 2017 3:57 pm
sharad Yadav, Nitish Kumar, Bihar politics, JD(U), Bihar overnment, Monsoon session, JDU leaders, lalu yadav, Reacting to his removal and his replacement by Ram Chander Singh in the Rajya Sabha, Sharad Yadav said that he doesn’t take such matters seriously.(PTI Photo)

The Janata Dal (United) on Sunday asked senior party leader Sharad Yadav to resign from Rajya Sabha, saying it’s about time he puts his pride aside and give priority to the party, according to news agency ANI. “If you are protesting, appealing against Nitish Kumar, he (Sharad Yadav) should resign from his Rajya Sabha post. Putting his pride aside, he should give top priority to Rajya Sabha. If there is any shame left, Sharad Yadav should resign from Rajya Sabha,” said JD (U) leader Ajay Alok. The leader further said that Bihar indeed gave mandate to the ‘mahagathbandhan’, but not for indulging in corruption.

The BJP is of the view that Yadav is unable to come to terms with the recent alliance between BJP and JD(U), adding the reason behind his dissension is unclear. BJP leader S Prakash said, “There is a vertical split now in JD (U) over the alliance with the BJP. Sharad Yadav is unable to come to terms with the change and he is disagreeing with the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Yadav is a soul fighter and I am unable to understand the reason behind his dissension because the Chief Minister has categorically said that all decisions have been taken after due consultation and with the consent of all the party members.”

Prakash further said that Yadav does not command any numerical stand in the current activities of the party. “He had also announced that he would put forth his point of view before the people. This is against the party’s point of view and calls for a disciplinary action which has been taken by Nitish Kumar. I am confident that he will handle the situation and ensure neutralising Yadav’s revolt in the party without causing anymore damage to it,” he added.

Earlier on Saturday, the JD (U) affirmed that there is no split in the party but added it’s not hopeful of Yadav and Ali Anwar of attending the party meeting on August 19. “There is no split in JD (U) as such. We are holding a party meeting on August 19, but I don’t think that Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar will come,” party spokesperson K C  Tyagi said addressing the media.

Reacting to his removal and his replacement by Ram Chander Singh in the Rajya Sabha, Yadav said that he doesn’t take such matters seriously.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had on Friday said that Yadav is free to take his own decision as to where his loyalties lie, adding the decision to form an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was made with the consent of the entire party. “He (Sharad Yadav) is free to take his own decision. As far as the party is concerned, it has taken a collective decision. The decision taken is not based on my will only, it had been made with the consent of the entire party. I have made it clear earlier also but if he still wants to state his views, then he is free to do so,” Kumar told.

With Inputs From ANI

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    Rao Anil
    Aug 14, 2017 at 10:09 am
    The so called "Ajay" whose opinion is so much important for TOI has never won election in his life nor his Pa who was trying hard all his life. A midget is spitting on Sun.
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      Shriram
      Aug 14, 2017 at 7:56 am
      You are expecting too much from this shameless parasite.
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        Ramesh Nittoor
        Aug 13, 2017 at 10:20 pm
        Yadav is a soul fighter and I am unable to understand the reason behind his dissension --- किसी विचारधारा को वृतांत देश भर अ करने के लिए यथार्थवाद और आदर्शवाद में सामंजस्य होना ज़रूरी हैं। Think Shri Yadav has also taken real as well as ideal considerations in his inference making, the difference is prioritizing national cons uency creation aspect, while delivering governance for Bihar is the priority for many others added to it the lures of office. These differences can be reconciled, both sides have demonstrated integrity and complement each other. Their coming together in a way creates potential for JDU to occupy the political center, in between BJP and Congress. But to be substantive in that space it has to grow further via assimilation of several splintered political cons uencies. This experiment may or may not succeed, but failing by not trying is not forgivable.
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          Ramesh Nittoor
          Aug 13, 2017 at 10:21 pm
          किसी विचारधारा को वृतांत देश भर a.m.a.l. करने के लिए यथार्थवाद और आदर्शवाद में सामंजस्य होना ज़रूरी हैं।
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            Ramesh Nittoor
            Aug 13, 2017 at 10:33 pm
            Unlike Communist and of recent vintage Congress, JDU hopefully will not demonize RSS on ideological considerations, instead facilitate its transition to non-political, civilian social space, thereby sa uard healthy and progressive evolution of Sanatana Dharma.
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          Vaarun Mehra
          Aug 13, 2017 at 10:11 pm
          Mandate, what mandate if jdu and bjp had fought togathet others wouldn't have won more than 30 seats
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            abhishek
            Aug 14, 2017 at 11:08 am
            Exactly! They don't get the point that resurrection of RJD was possible because of JDU. I am not in favor of wasting public money but if there is one election now in Bihar. This secular mahagathbandhan will stfu for next 5 years.
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            JKG
            Aug 13, 2017 at 9:46 pm
            SY, shameless character will face political death shortly.
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              Ajaypal Sidhu
              Aug 13, 2017 at 10:02 pm
              Of course, the mandate was not for indulging in corruption. But it also, surely, was not for harassing minorities and spreading the chaddi ideology. If Nitish 'Kursi' Kumar has any shame, he should go back to the people to seek a fresh mandate and let people show him and Mr Bodi, their aukaat,
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              ak dev
              Aug 13, 2017 at 9:32 pm
              Sharad Yadav has lost touch with reality on the ground. He has become habituated to air conditioned living. So he naturally join Congress, the party of air conditioned leaders.
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                Gopal Manucha
                Aug 13, 2017 at 10:15 pm
                Looks to be paid trollers of bj
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                Nishesh Jain
                Aug 13, 2017 at 9:13 pm
                He is far better than you turn coats who espouse any thing for greener pastures and justify your actions with subterfuge.
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                  ASHOK
                  Aug 13, 2017 at 9:09 pm
                  "Kamal khichad me khilte hain"
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                    k.madhukar
                    Aug 13, 2017 at 9:49 pm
                    Magar, Congresska haath sarkarka pocket marthatha. Bhul gaye ? Aapko cut nahi mila ?
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