In what can be seen as early signs of a dissent, senior Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav on Monday said that people of Bihar didn’t vote for an alliance between his party and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Yadav said that people had voted for the grand alliance (JDU-RJD-Congress). “I don’t agree with the decision in Bihar, its unfortunate.The mandate by the people was not for this,” Sharad Yadav told reporters. Earlier, it was said that Sharad Yadav was upset with CM Nitish Kumar’s move. Two JDU members, Ali Anwar Ansari and M P Veerendra Kumar, have already expressed their displeasure over Kumar’s decision to quit grand alliance. Yadav was replaced as JDU president earlier last year. As per Indian Express sources, Yadav is totally against the decision to align with the BJP. Kumar had resigned as chief minister on July 26, and taken oath with the BJP as ally the following morning. He won a trust vote in the Bihar assembly on July 29.
After reports of his unhappiness over the decision, BJP had on Sunday appealed Yadav to not to lose his faith on Prime Minister Narendra Modi as nobody engrossed in corruption would be spared. “We admire Sharad Yadav and he has worked with the NDA Government as well. As a fellow politico, I will suggest Yadav to not lose hopes in Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he will bring back the black money from abroad as well as clear the corruption from the entire nation,” BJP leader Ashwani Choubeyhad said. The leader further said that the BJP took the oath to make Bihar better and corruption free.“Now Bihar will flourish under the guidance of our Prime Minister. Sharad Yadav should think for a while before blaming the Prime Minister. Promises made by Prime Minister Modi will get fulfilled,” he added.