Amit Shah formally invites Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) to join NDA

BJP national president Amit Shah. PTI File

Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party President Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday said Sharad Yadav could leave the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) if he wants to do so.

On Saturday, Sharad Yadav shot back at Nitish Kumar.

A day earlier, Nitish had suspended party deputy leader Ali Anwar Ansari in the Rajya Sabha for attending a meeting of Opposition parties, convened by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.

Sharad Yadav is unable to come to terms with the change and he is disagreeing with the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

At a press conference, he also lashed out at JD (U) rebel Sharad Yadav and RJD chief Lalu Prasad, saying the former was a leader without a base while Prasad was using secularism as a cover to hide his and his family's corruption.

After allying with the BJP in Bihar, Nitish Kumar had been invited to join the NDA. We founded the party. "Yadav is a soul fighter and I am unable to understand the reason behind his dissention, 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", BJP leader S. Prakash told ANI.

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"(We are taking) Necessary step because being leader if a person indulges in anti-party activities it has to be condemned unanimously", Singh added.

"I am not afraid of any one to speak the truth and stand by my principles", he said in reference to his fight against Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi in the mid 70s, when he was a student leader close to Jayaprakash Narayan, who led the movement that ousted Indira Gandhi from power for the first time in 1977.

Ansari said the faction led by Nitish has become a "government JD-U". "People are not going to pardon anyone for defying their trust", Sharad said. "The original JD (U) in association with secular forces would form a government after next general election". We founded the party.

On Thursday, Sharad Yadav had said that he was still with RJD, Congress-led Mahagathbandhan. The JD (U) is also likely to get two berths in the Cabinet reshuffle that is round the corner.

Hitting out at Kumar, Anwar said that people who brought the party to its glory were being "removed" from party posts. "Kumar's decision to align with the BJP is unacceptable", Ansari said. "I am confident that he will handle the situation and ensure neutralising Yadav's revolt in the party without causing any more damage to it", Prakash added.

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

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