Will consider returning to NDA if Advani returns at helm: Sharad Yadav

Patna, PTI | Updated : 18 June 2013, 09:23 AM

A day after walking out of NDA, JD(U) president Sharad Yadav has said his party could consider coming back to the alliance if veteran BJP leader L K Advani gets back at the helm of the party.

"Advani aye to dekha jayanga (we will see if Advani returns at the helm of affairs)," Yadav told reporters before going to a JD(U) meeting meet at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's official residence.   

"We had fought 2009 elections projecting Advani as our Prime Ministerial candidate," Yadav, who announced resigning as NDA convenor yesterday, said.  

He asked mediapersons to ask BJP leaders about this (Advani's return at helm of party affairs). "He (Advani) has been sidelined within the party," he said expressing pain for the veteran BJP leader.    

The JD(U) president had announced break-up with NDA yesterday after walking together for 17 long years over elevation of Narendra Modi as campaign committee chief of BJP for 2014 elections.   

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar accused its estranged ally of "betraying" and "cornering" elders in the party in an oblique reference to Advani over the Narendra Modi issue.

First Published: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 09:21 AM
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