In a major political development, Nitish Kumar led Janata Dal-United (JDU) joined NDA on Saturday morning, reported ANI. The resolution to join NDA was passed by Nitish Kumar led JDU at a party meeting in Bihar. Meanwhile, the supporters of Sharad Yadav were protesting outside. This has opened the way for JD(U) leaders to be a part of Narendra Modi’s cabinet. Recently, BJP President Amit Shah had offered Nitish Kumar to become a co-convener of NDA. Even though this development was not far away after JD(U) broke its grand alliance with Lalu Yadav led RJD recently, the official resolution was passed today at the National Executive meeting by Nitish Kumar. Reacting to the incident, Sharad Yadav said he has nothing against any individual.
Sharad Yadav had decided to hold a separate meeting which led to a poster war among the two factions of the party this morning. Incidentally, both factions claim to be the real JD(U). The poster put up by Sharad Yadav’s faction this morning showcased him with ‘Jan Adalat ka Faisla – Mahagathbandhan jari hai (decision of the people’s court – the grand alliance continues)’ written on it.
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There was another poster with Nitish as the part leader along with state JD(U) chief Basistha Narayan Singh, RCP Singh and others. “Nitish Kumar hi zindabad (hail only Nitish Kumar),” it read. Recently, Sharad Yadav was sacked as JD(U)’s Rajya Sabha leader when he made his chagrin against Nitish Kumar snapping ties with the Lalu Yadav-led Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and forging an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), to form the next government in Bihar, quite evident.
In the aftermath of the event, 21 party leaders were sacked by Nitish Kumar for participating in Yadav’s recent three-day Jan Samwad Yatra, wherein he interacted with the people of the state, indicative of a widening rift in the party. Lalu Yadav had also come out in support of Sharad Yadav, leading up to the Nitish faction, reportedly, warning the latter that if he attended the August 27 “Desh Bachao, BJP Bhagao” rally of the former, he would be sacked from the party.