Sharad Dis­ap­proves of Re­align­ment as Lalu Waits for him in Wings

Ad­ver­tises he is on warpath, leaves it to Kumar to counter him through ac­tion

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

New Delhi: JDU Par­lia­men­tary Party leader Sharad Ya­dav has pub­licly dis­ap­proved of party chief Nitish Kumar’s de­ci­sion to re­align with the BJP by as­sert­ing what the Bi­har CM had done was “un­for­tu­nate” and un­ac­cept­able. Ya­dav’s as­ser­tion came a day af­ter RJD chief Lalu Prasad wel­comed him to take the lead in fight­ing BJP and the Nitish-BJP al­liance.

“I don’t agree with the de­ci­sion in Bi­har, it is un­for­tu­nate. The peo­ple’s man­date was not for this,” Ya­dav told re­porters out­side Par­lia­ment House on Mon­day. Ya­dav had told ET last week that then part­ners JDURJD-Congress should keep the al­liance in­tact to pro­tect the “anti-BJP man­date of the peo­ple.” Sources close to him said that he had spurned ef­forts by some cen­tral min­is­ters to coopt him and was livid with the ef­forts of cer­tain quar­ters to “be­lit­tle” him af­ter he “re­fused to fall in line”.

By pub­licly dis­ap­prov­ing Nitish Kumar’s ac­tion, Sharad Ya­dav has ad­ver­tised he is on the warpath and has left it to Kumar to counter him through words or ac­tion, even as Prasad waits in the wings to rally be­hind him along with the Congress.

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