Pat, Aug 16: Days after he was removed as the Jata Dal (United) leader in the Rajya Sabha, Sharad Yadav on Wednesday challenged Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to sack him from the party, said .GoNews
Former JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav dares Nitish Kumar to sack him
The former JD(U) president has called a meeting of opposition parties, including the Congress and the Left, on Thursday where he will decide the future course of action. Top leaders of the Congress, the Left, Samajwadi Party, BSP, TMC and other parties opposed to the BJP have been invited to the programme which is being seen as Sharad’s show of strength against his party chief Nitish Kumar’s decision to ally with the BJP. Asked who would attend the meeting, Sharad says, “There would be hardly anybody from the opposition who will not come”. When asked if Nitish Kumar would also participate in the conference, Yadav said, “he has invited everyone to the programme”.
However, he refused to answer questions on his disapproval of Nitish’s alliance with the BJP, and said the decision to hold tomorrow’s event was taken weeks ago, when his party was with the loose opposition group. “The Sajha Virasat Bachao Sammelan is not against anybody but in the interest of the country. This is in the interest of 125 crore people of the country,” the former JD(U) said.
He cited incidents such as the suicide of Rohith Vemula and the disappearance of JNU student jeeb Ahmed, besides suicides of farmers across the country, to suggest that the situation was tough for underprivileged people. (IANS)