Former Janata Dal-United leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Yadav is likely to tip the scale in the disqualification case that the Delhi High Court is hearing. Yadav had registered a case with the Delhi High Court after he was debarred from JDU for making an announcement of his own party. The next hearing on the Yadav’s membership case is scheduled for September 18.
After Sharad Yadav shared a stage with RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav post Mahagathbandhan coalition break, Janata Dal-United chief Nitish Kumar had requested the Vice President Venkaiah Naidu to eliminate Sharad Yadav membership from JDU. Later, Yadav was knocked out from JDU despite having legal grounds for elimination.
Sharad Yadav’s close aide and former JDU national general secretary Arun Shrivastav briefed Newsd about the September 11, proceeding of Delhi high court. He said that
The court has fixed the time-bound hearing in this regard and given three dates September 11, 18 and 25 and allocated 15 minutes for every hearing of the matter. In the first hearing of 15 minutes on Tuesday, JDU brought under the notice of the court that Sharad Yadav had already launched his party in the month of May and produced the video and pictures as an evidence, which court rejected on the ground that the party is not notified to the election commission and the evidence produced was not credible.
“Now the next hearing is scheduled on 18th September at 3 pm and only a total of 30 minutes of time to decide the fate of the membership as Rajya Sabha parliamentarian.”
Arun Shrivastava said that there are provisions under which a membership of a parliamentarian is terminated. “Either the person doesn’t follow the Whip of the party or he left the party. Here Yadav did neither of the two. As a result of that, we approached the Delhi High Court for remedy.”