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Sharad Yadav lauds Election Commission for ‘brilliant judgement’ in Gujarat Rajya Sabha poll

Soon aftere the Gujarat Rajya Sabha election results were declared, Sharad Yadav had extended his greetings to Ahmed Patel congratulating him on his win "in spite of toughest hurdles." The Congress leader had promptly thanked him for his "support".

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 10, 2017 12:43 pm
sharad yadav, jd(u) bjp alliance, nitish kumar, jd(U) split, gujarat rajya sabha polls, ahmed patel, election commission Senior JDU leader Sharad Yadav (File Photo)

Following up on his congratulatory tweet to Congress veteran Ahmed Patel for his victory in Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections, senior JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav on Thursday lauded the Election Commission for showing “brilliant judgement” in the elections. Yadav’s remarks come at a time when speculations of his split from the JD-U and even imminent sacking from the party are rife.

“Brilliant judgement of ECI in respect of Gujarat RS election deserves congratulations to officials of ECI,” Yadav tweeted while referring to the poll panel’s decision to declare the votes of two Congress MLAs as invalid leading to Ahmed Patel’s victory. JD(U)’s new ally BJP was eyeing the third seat but Chhotubhai Vasava, the JD(U) leader who voted in the favour of Congress, was heard saying it was Sharad Yadav who had asked him to do so. The lone JD(U) vote is said to have clinched victory for Patel and brought the Congress closer to Sharad Yadav.

Soon after the election results were declared, Yadav had extended his greetings to Patel congratulating him on his win “in spite of toughest hurdles.” The Congress leader had promptly thanked him for his “support”.

Yadav has been unhappy over Nitish Kumar’s decision to undo the grand alliance in Bihar and form the government with the BJP. As of now, he is on a three-day “Jan Samvad” visit to Bihar where he will be interacting with the people to chart the further course of action. “If the alliance has broken, the trust of people has also broken. I am going among the people to talk with them on this…. I will seek a way out — the way out will emerge only from there,” he said.

Sources close to Yadav suggest he will not join the NDA and will also not accept any ministerial berth.

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  1. N
    Aug 11, 2017 at 5:29 pm
    Sharad Yadav may be senior leader but he did not have any strong following in the party and he was claiming his position on the strength of his seniority only.He followed the decision of Nitishkumar when he decided to sever relations with BJP in 2015 and same might have happened when in 2017 Nitish retracted and decided to rejoin NDA taking the decision on his own,the fact has hurt the ego of Sharad Yadav and Congress would be taking the advantage of this rift but this is inconsequential so far as the stature and grip of Nitish on the party is concerned,so finally Sharad Yadav would fall in line or would join the Congress,there being no alternative possible arrangement available to him .
    1. M
      Aug 10, 2017 at 3:45 pm
      Soon, Sharad Yadav must get ready for ED, CBI and IT raids. Amit Sah is now getting them ready to send at any date and time. Nitish has already done it with Lalu Yadav. Don't know where gone those medias and Sushil Modi. Must be happy now with DPM.
      1. R
        Aug 10, 2017 at 3:31 pm
        Bu.ll...sh.i.tt...there may be a person planted by looter Congies like in many other systems like SC. Now the time to pay back by doing un just decisition by dis qualifying two votes came in favour of BJP.
        1. R
          Aug 10, 2017 at 2:59 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, Manipur etc.
          1. K
            Aug 10, 2017 at 2:06 pm
            BJP is bad for the country. Modi is fooling people by false promises.
            1. A
              Aug 10, 2017 at 2:29 pm
              Modi and BJP are also bad. They have no concern for the people, and only want to win elections.
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