All is not well for Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in Bihar. Party’s rebel MLA Maheshwar Yadav on Monday, September 16, claimed that he is ready to create a new faction, in which as many as 80 per cent of the total party legislators are set to join him.
While interacting with the media, Yadav said, he will request the assembly speaker for the permission to create a new unit. He further added he will be backing Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar.
The Gaighat MLA went on to allege that Tejashwi Yadav has reached to an understanding with few Bharatiya Janata Party leaders to bring in mid-term elections.
Maheshwar Yadav had earlier demanded Tejashwi Yadav’s resignation as Bihar opposition leader on moral grounds after the RJD-led Grand Alliance was routed by the ruling NDA in the Lok Sabha polls. It was the first time that the RJD failed to win a single seat in Lok Sabha polls in Bihar, which is regarded as a party bastion. In 2014, RJD won 4 seats despite the Modi wave.