The Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) has cleared that its senior leader Sharad Yadav is never going to back Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief, Lalu Yadav, as the latter is claiming. The JD(U) said Lalu Yadav is making such remarks as he is upset with the failure of the grand alliance.
“Lalu Yadav is just upset after losing power in the state and that is why making such claims. He is just dragging Sharad Yadav in everything, as he thinks that he will leave the JD(U) and join the RJD. But this is not going to happen,” JD(U) leader, Sunil Kumar Singh said.
Echoing similar sentiments, another JD(U) leader, Rajiv Ranjan said Lalu Yadav had the chance to save grand alliance, but he lost it for his son. “Lalu Yadav should have raised himself above the affection for his son and should have asked Tejashwi Yadav to resign. But he lost a historic opportunity. He can talk to whoever he wants to, but we believe that Sharad Yadav will be with us always,” Ranjan said.
On Thursday, Lalu claimed that he is in touch with Sharad Yadav and would talk about the formation of a formidable front against the BJP with him. “Sharad Yadav has always fought against the BJP and the RSS. He is coming to Patna on 8 August. I will discuss with him the next course of action,” Lalu said.
In the meantime, disproving his Vijay Verma’s declaration, Sharad Yadav said that he wasn’t thinking of forming a fresh party.
Nitish Kumar terminated the coalition government with the RJD and Congress on 26 July and formed the government with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) the very next day. Yadav expressed his displeasure over Nitish ‘cheating with the mandate of the people of Bihar.’