16 opposition parties unite against BJP-led government

by Susie Olson August 14, 2017, 0:30
16 opposition parties unite against BJP-led government

The Janata Dal (United) on Sunday asked senior party leader Sharad Yadav to resign from Rajya Sabha, saying it's about time he puts his pride aside and give priority to the party, according to news agency ANI.

He said that they will now decide whether to attend the JD-U's National Council meeting on August 19.

Ansari along with Yadav expressed differences with party President Nitish Kumar's decision to snap ties with the Grand Alliance of Congress and RJD and form a government in Bihar with the Bharatiya Janata Party.

"(We are taking) Necessary step because being leader if a person indulges in anti-party activities it has to be condemned unanimously", Singh added.

Speaking at Madhepura in north Bihar, the former JD (U) chief said he continued to be a part of the mahagathbandhan or grand alliance that defeated the BJP in 2015 assembly elections in the state. Now, that Sharad has been removed the party's leader post in Rajya Sabha, he will have to sit in the back benches. "I invited JD (U) to join the NDA".

Paswan also said that an inquiry should be made in the death of around 60 children in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh and action should be taken against the responsible.

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The JD (U) has 12 members in Parliament, two in the Lok Sabha and 10 in the Rajya Sabha. Just yesterday, Nitish had said that Sharad Yadav is free to go where he wants.

In a separate statement, he had also announced that he will meet PM Narendra Modi to talk about development and other issues in Bihar.

He is at presently on three-day tour of Bihar to seek people's opinion before he takes the next step.

He added that this was not a personal fight against Nitish Kumar but a fight of principles and to save democracy and brotherhood.

Sharad Yadav said "Jab hum Indira Gandhi se nahi dare aur unke khilaf khade hue, kisi aur se kaisa darna", he said.

The cracks in JD (U) have now become so big that it would be impossible to save the structure.


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