Nitish's JD(U) accepts BJP's invitation to join NDA at Centre, resolution passed

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah KPCC president Dr G. Parameshwar and AICC general secretary incharge of Karnataka K.C. Venugopal at the inauguration of Indira Canteen in Bengaluru on Wednesday

Top oppn leaders to attend Sharad's show of strength today

However, refusing to acknowledge a "split" in the party, Ansari said there was "sharp resentment" among JD (U) workers on the removal of Sharad Yadav as the leader of party MPs in the Rajya Sabha and also for questioning Nitish's decision to form an alliance with the BJP.

It was his government that had brought the Bhagalpur scam in the public domain, Nitish said, adding that "nobody will be spared". A reshuffling of the portfolios in the union cabinet is in order due to the resignations of Manohar Parrikar (who became Goa CM) and Venkaiah Naidu (who became the Vice President) and the death of Anil Madhav Dave, the Environment and Forests Minister. Sharad Yadavji is being used by the Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress as a tool to create a sense of confusion in JDU ranks. During his visit to seven Bihar districts, Sharad Yadav said the decision to join hands with the BJP was "unfortunate" and that the mandate given by the people was being violated. The name of JD (U)'s Rajya Sabha member Ram Chandra Prasad Singh is doing the rounds as the new leader of the parliamentary party.

Janata Dal (United) on Saturday made a decision to not take any disciplinary action against dissident leader Sharad Yadav despite his "anti-party" activities.

At the same time, Nitish Kumar would be holding the national executive meeting of the party in Patna today.

Summary:."The JD (U)'s support base is extensive, if not bigger". Yet, the Bharatiya Janata Party said that they have no interest in what Sharad Yadav does because he took up negative politics and face the outcome in the long run. For splitting the party there is need of support from two-third leaders.

The national executive took no decision on action against Yadav. "He always took a different stand and went to the extremes".

The Congress had on Thursday participated in the Opposition rally called by rebel JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav who is opposing the action of Kumar to shake hands with the BJP. Sharad Yadav's closest leader is also scheduled to hold a program called Jan Court at SK Memorial Hall. "Let Sharad Yadav split the party. The national executive committee approved it and now we have become part of NDA", Tyagi said.

His decision to desert the RJD, which was facing corruption charges, appeared like a conscientious decision until Nitish nearly immediately chose to join the BJP to occupy the chief ministerial chair again. "We have passed the resolution and from today onwards we are part of it", JD (U) spokesperson K.C. Tyagi told reporters after the meeting. In democracy, what one says and promises is important. He had said that JDU was registered as a regional party in Bihar in the Election Commission.

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