SHARAD Yadav Removed As JDU’s Rajya Sabha Leader “For Anti Party Activities”

August 12th, 2017 | by agni sharma
SHARAD Yadav Removed As JDU’s Rajya Sabha Leader “For Anti Party Activities”
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WITHIN 24 hours of his meet with PM Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah finalising nitty-gritty for joining NDA, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has replaced senior Janata Dal –United’s leader and former Union Textile Minister Sharad Yadav with Ramchandra Prasad Singh, a former IAS Officer,  as the party’s leader in the Rajya Sabha. Confirming the move, Bihar JD –U President Bashistha Narain Singh said on Saturday at Patna the action was taken due to Yadav’s recent “anti-party activities”. The move comes amid a rift within the party following Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) President  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 Republic TV. “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 J D(U) national president Nitish Kumar yesterday at his residence. I invited him to include JD(U) in the NDA fold,” Shah tweeted.

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. He also claims to be with the Mahagathbandhan with Lalu Prasad Yadav led RJD, Congress and also claimed to be the “Real JD-U” further embarrassing Nitish Kumar led J D-U.It may be recalled that Yadav, 70, from Madhya Pradesh’s Hoshangabad, one of the proposers for ex-Lok Sabha Speaker as Presidential candidate against Ram Nath Kovind despite JD-U declaring support to Kovind.

J D (U) a 1984 batch IAS officer from the UP cadre, Singh took voluntary retirement from the civil services in 2010 to join the JD (U). He is a close aide of Kumar. Singh  had reportedly motivated JD-U to form the grand alliance ahead of the Bihar Assembly election in 2015.Another MP Ali Anwar has been suspended by Kumar from the parliamentary party group for participating in the meeting of Congress led  Opposition parties in New Delhi on Friday .

 

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