Amidst the political turmoil with strained ties within the ‘Mahagathbandhan’, Senior MP Sharad Yadav has been removed as leader of the JD(U) in Rajya Sabha on Saturday, said reports. He is likely to be replaced by Nitish Kumar’s close aide Ramchandra Prasad Singh.
Notably, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday had said that Sharad Yadav, who is unhappy over the alliance between his party and the BJP in the state, is free to choose his path. “He (Yadav) is free to take his decision. As far as the party is concerned, it has already taken its decision. The decision was not mine alone and it was taken with the consent of the party. If he keeps a different opinion, then he is free to do so,” Kumar had said.On Thursday, former party president Sharad Yadav had claimed he was still with the Grand Alliance of the Congress and RJD.
Kumar’s response came after Yadav had claimed that he was still with the Grand Alliance of the Congress and RJD. “I still stand with Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) that was given a mandate by 11 crore people in Bihar in the 2015 assembly polls to rule for five years,” Yadav had said in Patna.