Four state presidents on Friday claimed that the election of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as the supremo for Janata Dal (United) is a violation of the party constitution. According to them, he had become the president before the completion of the organizational elections at all levels.
The four state units chiefs are namely- Govind Yadav (Madhya Pradesh), Amitabh Dutta (West Bengal), Pramod Sharma (Uttarakhand) and Balbir Singh (Delhi). Yadav speaking on the behalf of others, vowed to launch a struggle for “restoration of inner-party democracy in the JD(U)”.
“According to the party constitution, Nitish Kumar can not be re-elected as party president until the organisational elections at least in half of the states gets completed. Till date no organisational election except Bihar has taken place,” Yadav told IANS.
Yadav also reiterated that the revolt is not against an individual but for the democracy of the party.