JD(U) crisis: Sharad Yadav replaced as leader of party in Rajya Sabha

The move comes amid a rift within the party following Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar's move to form the government in the state in alliance with the BJP.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 12, 2017 5:27 pm
Sharad Yadav, JD(U), Nitish Kumar, Sharad yadav Rajya Sabha, Nitish Kumar sharad Yadav, JDU, India news, Indian Express The move comes amid a rift within the party following Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar’s move to form the government in the state in alliance with the BJP. PTI Photo/TV Grab

Senior JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav was replaced with Ramchandra Prasad Singh as the party’s leader in the Rajya Sabha on Saturday. Confirming the move, Bihar party president Bashistha Narain Singh said it was important due to Yadav’s recent “anti-party activities”, reported news agency ANI. The move comes amid a rift within the party following Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar’s move to form the government in the state in alliance with the BJP.

“He (Sharad Yadav) hasn’t been removed, we are just replacing him with RCP Singh. It was important due to Yadav’s recent actions,” Singh was quoted as saying by ANI. “It was a necessary step because being leader if a person indulges in anti-party activities it has to be condemned unanimously.” He added that a delegation met Vice-President and Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu today and submitted a written petition on the same.

Meanwhile, BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday revealed that he has asked Nitish Kumar to join the NDA government. On Twitter, Shah said that in a meeting with Kumar at his residence in New Delhi yesterday, he invited him to join the ruling government. “Met JD(U) national president Nitish Kumar yesterday at his residence. I invited him to include JD(U) in the NDA fold,” Shah tweeted. Read more here.

Yadav is currently interacting with the people of Bihar to know their reactions to the “betrayal of mandate for Grand Alliance”. Speaking to The Indian Express, he said he sensed a long time ago something was cooking between Nitish and the BJP. Read full interview here.

(With inputs from agencies)

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    Harish
    Aug 12, 2017 at 9:12 pm
    very good decision. Now Nitish should order arrest of all those who voted for RJD. And also all those who did not vote for Modi Ji ( sushil modi)jis party
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      Umesh Suri
      Aug 12, 2017 at 6:13 pm
      Shard Yadav should vacate Rajya Sabha seat as he was elected by JDU with whom he does not agree now. Let him represent RJD or Congres mother of all corruptions party.
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        ramu
        Aug 12, 2017 at 5:56 pm
        Sharad Yadav is not mass leader he is sitting in Delhi and doing lot of talking it is good that JDU has got rid of these dissidents who are spreading anarchy it is better for him if joins RJD or congress to fulfil his wishes to stay in Delhi
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          vvvvv
          Aug 12, 2017 at 4:33 pm
          This is wise Experienced action of Mr. Sharad Jee now Nitish Kumar have to relocate himself to be as JD(U) all the MLA's and MPS will be with Sharad Jee. We wish him to lead the UPA allince with Sonia Jee Lalu Jee.... Jai Hind
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            ramu
            Aug 12, 2017 at 6:14 pm
            Sharad should be a part of margdarshak mandal of congress and RJD combine as he has shown doors by JDU and also their are no supporters for him in JDU
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            module
            Aug 12, 2017 at 4:10 pm
            Anything possible in politics, where money and power both are there. Nitish and Amit Sah, both are same. they do not have any principle and can't stand at their own without supports. Sharad Yadav must join a national party, because he is capable to lead.
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              Aslam
              Aug 12, 2017 at 4:10 pm
              Last nail in the Coffin of Kursi Kumar !!!!!
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                Ram
                Aug 12, 2017 at 3:08 pm
                Why Nitish is silence when 60 children died without Oxygion and they have money to buy "Bikau and greed MLA" in 15 crores. This is not huge corruption. Nitish himseld is very greedy for power. He has not respect people mandate and cheated bihari.
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                  VIVEK
                  Aug 12, 2017 at 3:07 pm
                  I think both Mayawati and Sharad can be sent to RS by RJD.
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