Fireworks expected between Nitish, Sharad factions in JD(U) national executive meet today

19 August 2017, 11:23 AM
JD(U)  national executive meet scheduled today
JD(U) national executive meet scheduled today

The national executive meet of Janata Dal (United), Bihar’s ruling party is all set to take place in the state capital Patna on Saturday. 

The event is very much likely to witness the formal parting of Bihar CM and JD (U) chief Nitish Kumar from the Grand Alliance and join the BJP led NDA.

After Nitish formed the new government in Bihar with the support of BJP, senior JD-U leaders Sharad Yadav and Rajya Sabha MP Ali Anwar had revolted. However, the Bihar CM is set to emerge as the undisputed leader of his party at the meet.

JD-U general secretary and spokesperson KC Tyagi said, "The national executive committee will be briefed about why the decision to break away from RJD and alliance with the BJP was taken."

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Sharad Yadav, on the other hand, is buoyed by the success of his conference held in New Delhi on Thursday under the banner of 'Sanjhi Virsasat Bachao Manch and is set to host his ‘Jan Adalat’.

Sharad Yadav's event in New Delhi saw various senior leaders from the Opposition attacking both the BJP and the RSS. Congress VP Rahul Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah and CPI leader D Raja were among prominent leaders who addressed the forum.

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First Published: Saturday, August 19, 2017 05:41 AM
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