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Expelled Janata Dal (United) Rajya Sabha leader Sharad Yadav is eagerly waiting for the Karnataka Assembly elections hallagulla to finish with counting of votes on 15 May. Yadav is busy these days to ensure a big political rally at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium on Friday, 18 May. It is expected that a new political party, Loktantrik Janata Dal, will be formally floated to fight against the Modi government and the BJP, especially in the northern states. Yadav has challenged his expulsion from the House of Elders in the Delhi High Court. Yadav and his party colleague Ali Anwar had been disqualified from the Rajya Sabha and both were expelled from the House by the Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu on the basis of a petition filed by the party against them just before the beginning of Parliament’s winter session in December 2017. The JDU, in its petition, had complained that Yadav and Anwar had been indulging in anti-party activities for a long time. Yadav had been at loggerheads with party boss and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ever since the latter broke ranks with the JDU-Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) grand alliance and partnered with the BJP in Patna in July last year. Talking to The Sunday Guardian, Yadav said that the JDU’s old workers had decided to form the Loktantrik Janata Dal. “They are feeling suffocated in the JDU. They need a ‘weapon’ to fight the unholy nexus between their party and the BJP.” According to him, a large number of likeminded political leaders and workers across the country are coming together to establish their new political body. The Loktantrik Janata Dal’s president will be Fateh Singh, a veteran leader from Rajasthan, where he has also served as a minister.