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Sharad Yadav may leave JD-U if he wants: Paswan

Sharad Yadav may leave JD-U if he wants: Paswan

In Patna, JD (U) chief of the state unit Bashistha Narain Singh said Sharad Yadav forced action on him by continuously engaging in the "anti-party activities".

Party spokesperson KC Tyagi said, "Nitish Kumar would have become Manmohan Singh of UPA-2 had we continued with the Mahagathbandhan alliance in Bihar after serious charges of corruption surfaced against Lalu Yadav's son Tejashwi". "Who are they to frighten me?" the JD (U) parliamentary party leader in the Rajya Sabha said here.

BJP said Sharad Yadav'sdissensionn is also not clear, the party said. "There is no split in JD (U) as such". This clearly suggests that Nitish never really trusted Sharad Yadav and now both appear to be going their separate ways.

"I met JD (U) president Nitish Kumar at my residence yesterday".

Meanwhile, Ansari said the Sharad-led faction is the "real JD-U" and there was no question of leaving the party. Yadav had publicly opposed the JD (U)-BJP alliance in Bihar, saying the people of the state voted for the Grand Alliance.

He refused to comment on the JD-U decision to replace him as the parliamentary party leader.

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The JD (U) is likely to get some berths in the Union cabinet when the next round of reshuffle in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's council happens.

The JD (U) has 12 members in Parliament, two in the Lok Sabha and 10 in the Rajya Sabha. We founded the party.

Attacking Sharad Yadav who has planned a show of strength in New Delhi on August 17, Tyagi said, "Sharad Yadav has shot an arrow in the dark. Kumar's decision to align with the BJP is unacceptable", Ansari said.

He added that this was not personal fight against Nitish Kumar but a fight of principles and to save democracy and brotherhood.

Speculation swirled over his remarks that the party could suspend him.

He said, "As far as Yadav talking to Shahabuddin and Nitish talking to Anant Singh goes, Singh was not an inmate of a jail and was Nitish's MLA".