Sharad Yadav Nitish Kumar rift Live Updates: Senior Janata Dal (United) leader and party Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Yadav is beginning his three-day Bihar visit today during which he will directly talk to the people of the state.
Sharad Yadav Nitish Kumar rift Live Updates: Senior JD(U) leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Yadav is beginning his three-day Bihar visit today during which he will directly talk to the people of the state. This comes amid reports that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar may act tough against Yadav. Yadav had criticised Kumar’s decision to break away from Congress RJD Grand Alliance to join hands with BJP to form the government at state. The rift widened after lone JD(U) MLA in Gujarat, Chhotu Vasava, who is known to be close to Yadav, had voted for Congress leader and political secretary to party chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Ahmed Patel in the recently concluded Rajya Sabha Elections in Gujarat. Former JU(U) Chief Yadav had yesterday congratulated Patel for winning the bitterly fought elections against Amit Shah-led BJP.
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7:12 PM: As per ANI report, Sharad Yadav said,”Poore opposition mein logon ko gathbandhan ke tutne ka afsoos hai, NDA mein bhi bahut log hain jinko theek nahi laga hai.”
4:50 PM: He arrived at the airport here to embark on a three-day tour during which he would hold “direct dialogue” with the people over breaking of the JD(U)-RJD-Congress coalition and formation of the JD(U)-BJP alliance government.
4:40 PM: Earlier, after Nitish Kumar had walked away from the Grand Alliance, Sharad Yadav had said it was a “betrayal” of the people’s mandate.
4:15 PM: It was clear the JD(U) too is maintaining a distance with Yadav during the trip. While only a handful of JD(U) workers were present at the airport to receive him, RJD supporters were seen in large numbers.
4:10 PM: Senior JD(U) leader and former Bihar minister Ramai Ram was the big name present at the airport. Former RJD legislator Ram Badan Rai was also at the airport.
4:05 PM: WATCH- Is JD(U) heading for a split?
4:00 PM: As per his programme on his twitter account, he would visit the Muzaffarpur-Darbhanga-Madhubani stretch tomorrow and to Madhubani-Supual Madhepura the next day i.e. August 12.
3:55 PM: From the Patna airport, Sharad Yadav’s convoy headed straight for Sonepur in Saran district. From there, he would go to Hajipur and stop at Muzaffarpur during the night.
3:50 PM: Asked whether his trip did not amount to “anti-party activity”, Yadav, who is the leader of the party in the Upper House, said, “I do not want to make any comment.”
3:45 PM: WATCH- Sharad Yadav vs CM Nitish Kumar
3:40 PM: On his first trip to Bihar since the end of the Grand Alliance, senior JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav today said the disintegration of the grouping has broken the trust of 11 crore people of the state and he is “hurt” by it.
3:25 PM: “I am going to meet the people and will discuss the condition of the state after the withdrawal of the grand alliance. I have not done any preparation for this. I will stay there overnight and will talk to people on this issue,” Yadav told ANI.
3:20 PM: “I was one of those who asked the people of Bihar to vote for the grand alliance. I consider this as a responsibility. The people are hurt with this withdrawal,” he said.
3:15 PM: Sharad Yadav has openly expressed his disappointment over the prevailing situation in Bihar, especially with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar undoing the grand alliance and joining hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
3:05 PM: There have also been reports of a widening rift between Yadav and Nitish, with the former backing Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Congress.
2:56 PM: On the last day, Sharad Yadav will meet the people of Madhubani-Supaul-Saharsa-Madhepur.
2:55 PM: On day one, Yadav will cover Patna-Sonpur-Muzaffarpur, while on day two, he will visit Muzaffarpur-Darbhanga-Madhubani.
2:40 pm: WATCH- What Sharad Kumar has to say about CM Nitish Kumar
2:35 PM: Senior Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) leader Sharad Yadav will kickstart his three-day Jan Samvad Yatra today and will meet the people of Bihar to discuss the repercussions of the withdrawal of the grand alliance in the state.
2:30 PM: The disintegration of RJD-JD(U)-Congress-led Grand Alliance government in Bihar has broken trust of 11 crore citizens of the state, says JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav.