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Narayan said that the decision was taken because of Yadav's recent actions - hinting at his disapproval of Nitish Kumar joining hands with BJP.

Rejecting Ansari's allegations as baseless, K C Tyagi, Nitish's aide in Delhi, said the entire Bihar unit, including all MLAs, MLCs, national executive members, district committees members, and the party cadre, were with Nitish. "There is no split in JD (U) as such".

On Friday, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar broke silence on series of Sharad Yadav's rebellion statements by saying that he is free to make his own decisions. In a tweet on Saturday morning, Shah spoke about their meeting on Friday and that he had invited Nitish to join the BJP's coalition.

Talking about Sharad Yadav's proximity to Lalu Prasad Yadav's RJD, he said during Sharad Yadav's Bihar visit this week, he was surrounded by people from RJD right from the airport, where he landed.

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

Much to the chagrin of Yadav, BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday invited the Bihar chief minister to join the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

A meeting of 16 opposition parties convened by Sonia Gandhi on Friday chose to extend their cooperation beyond the Parliament floor.

He said it was the people who had made the Grand Alliance of RJD, JD-U and Congress in the 2015 Bihar Assembly polls and given their mandate to rule for five years.

Sources said R.C.P. Singh is likely to be inducted in the Union Council of Ministers from the JDU quota in the changed political equations when the JDU becomes part of the NDA. Leading the charge has been his younger son Tejashwi Yadav, who was Deputy Chief Minister in the previous version of the Nitish Kumar government. "Kumar's decision to align with the BJP is unacceptable", Ansari said. We are not going to get cowed down by such threats.

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