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Sharad Yadav removed as leader of JD(U) in Rajya Sabha

12 August 2017

"If he has any issue with the decision or is unhappy with it, he is free to express his opinion", he said while replying to a query on Sharad Yadav's recent statements against the JD-U-BJP rule in Bihar. "He has just been replaced with RCP Singh [as party leader in the Rajya Sabha]". "(It was a) necessary step because being leader if a person indulges in anti-party activities it has to be condemned unanimously", Narayan said about Sharad Yadav.

The JD (U) has 10 members in the Rajya Sabha. However, ANI quoted JD (U) leader K C Tyagi as saying "our MLA has voted for BJP". Mr Yadav had opposed the party's decision to ally with the BJP in Bihar.

Yadav's congratulations are noteworthy because the JD (U)'s official line was that it would support Patel's opponent, the BJP's Balwantsinh Rajput.

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Differences between Mr. Kumar and Mr. Yadav surfaced after the former snapped ties with the Congress and the RJD, and allied with the BJP to form a government in Bihar last month.

Senior Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav today congratulated Congress leader Ahmed Patel on winning the Rajya Sabha election in Gujarat, something that had turned into a prestige battle between the top leadership of the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party.

"Some party leaders are threatening me and those siding with me.I have faced Indira Gandhi and was not scared". Shard Yadav called Nitish's political move as "betrayal of the people's mandate".

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Recently Sharad has been openly showing his disappointment with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar by criticising his decision of forming the new government in alliance with BJP.

Reasoning out the whole drama, Nitish Kumar reiterated that he quit the "grand alliance" in Bihar for the development of the state.

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Sharad Yadav removed as leader of JD(U) in Rajya Sabha