JD(U) sacks Sharad Yadav as party leader in Rajya Sabha

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He also said that he is personally hurt by the move. He said that Nitish was heading the "sarkari JD (U)", while the "JD (U) of workers" was with him.

According to sources, the JD (U) is considering the offer and will announce its final decision on whether to join the BJP-led NDA or not, in the party's national executive meeting scheduled in Patna on August 19.

Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party President Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday said Sharad Yadav could leave the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) if he wants to do so. Yadav has been replaced with Bihar Chief Minister and party chief Nitish Kumar's close aide RCP Sinha.

The decision to remove Sharad Yadav from the party post has been communicated to Rajya Sabha chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu.Yadav, along with Ansari, has expressed differences with party chief Nitish Kumar's decision to snap ties with the Congress and RJD and form government with BJP's support. He has been told (by JD-U) that he is free now and he can leave the party. As far as party is concerned, it has already taken its decision. The decision of the public was against the BJP-led NDA alliance.

Talking about Sharad Yadav's proximity to Lalu Prasad Yadav's RJD, he said during Sharad Yadav's Bihar visit this week, he was surrounded by people from RJD right from the airport, where he landed. "I am not afraid of anyone as I stand by my principles", he added.

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"On Friday they suspended me from the parliamentary party".

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Ansari said that everyone, be it opposition parties, social leaders or anyone with human values, should unite against the "divisive forces" (BJP and RSS). We are not going to get cowed down by such threats.

Meanwhile, BJP party President Amit Shah has invited JD (U) to join NDA. "We will fight till the end and go to the masses", said Ansari.

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