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Support of 14 state units, Sharad faction to present itself as real JD(U)

New Delhi, Aug 13 (PTI): Senior JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav is set to present his faction as the "real" party claiming that many of its state units are with him while the support for party president Nitish Kumar is confined to Bihar.

The Yadav-led faction, which includes two Rajya Sabha MPs and some national office-bearers, has armed itself with letters of support from 14 state unit presidents, Arun Shrivastava, a close aide of Yadav said. Kumar recently removed Yadav from the post of party's general secretary.

To counter Kumar's assertion that the JD(U) is recognised only in Bihar-- a point made to debunk claims of support from other state units by the Yadav faction-- Shrivastava claimed the party always had a national footprint.

He said it was Yadav who headed the party before Kumar had merged his Samata Party with it.

"We will not leave the party. Nitish Kumar himself says that the party does not exist outside Bihar. Then he should form a new party for Bihar. He should not try to capture the JD(U) which always had a national presence," he told PTI.

The 'Janata Parivar', a reference to various parties with socialist ethos, has a history of mergers and splits.

Yadav enjoys little support from the party's lawmakers, who are overwhelmingly from Bihar, but believes that he can make a fight of his claim over the party and cause a split. The original Janata Dal had seen several such splits at in the past.

Two Rajya Sabha members, Ali Anwar Ansari and M P Veerendra Kumar, are seen to be with Yadav in his fight against Kumar.

The JD(U) has removed Yadav as the leader of its parliamentary party in the Rajya Sabha.

It has also made light of his claims of having the real JD(U) with him, saying that it is RJD workers and supporters who have greeted him during his tour in Bihar while its workers have kept away.

During his visit to the national capita on Friday, Kumar had virtually shut the door on any reconciliation with Yadav, saying he is free to take any decision as the alliance with the BJP had the entire party's nod.

"He (Yadav) is free to take his decision. As far as the party is concerned, it has already taken its decision. The decision was not mine alone and it was taken with the consent of the party. If he keeps a different opinion, then he is free to do so," Nitish had told reporters.

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 14 2017

    When M.G. was assassinated by >SS member India started to burn. Now it is like wild fire because there is no control...........Only rain [Ruling by others] can stop it. Hope soon it will come.....

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  • Declan, Mumbai

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    Fake Chanakya sensed the JD(U) will split hence he invited Nitish to join the BJP. Will not be surprised if some of the Bihar JD(U) MLAs also go along with Sharad Yadav's faction.
    BJP has already succeeded in dividing people as well as political groups. This strategy will have grave consequences for unity unless the people of this nation stop them soon.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    These Politicians will confuse us with Real & Fake by then 5 years will be over ...

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    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    India was peaceful before 2014

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  • mahesh, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 14 2017

    yeah , very peacefull.LOL
    No riots ever happened before 2014.
    sikh riots never happened.
    Riots in UP never happened.
    1.1957 Ramnad riots
    2.Nellie massacre
    3.1984 Bhiwandi riot
    4.1984 anti-Sikh riots
    5.1987 Meerut riots
    6.1989 Bhagalpur violence
    7.1990 Hyderabad riots
    8.1992 Bombay Riots
    9.2013 Muzaffarnagar riots
    want more?..there are so many.

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  • Stan, Udupi/Dubai

    Mon, Aug 14 2017

    Why you left out Gujrat riots ?

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  • Mohammed, kaup/jubail

    Mon, Aug 14 2017

    You have left over few more peace attacks such as :

    1. 1969 Gujarat riots

    2. 1970 Bhiwandi Riots

    3. 1980 in Moradabad, an estimated 2,500 people were killed.

    4.1989 in Bhagalpur, it is estimated nearly 1,000 people lost their lives in violent attacks

    5.1987 Hashimpura massacre

    6.1992 Bombay riots

    7.2002 Gujarat violence (Each and everyone knows the master mind behind this & he is our current Prime Minister).

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  • PAM Suvarna, karla

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    Yadav's claim looks like he has his branches all over the country with no Elected Members including himself!!!.

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  • Declan, Mumbai

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    He does not know how to do magic tricks with EVMs.

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  • Ganesh, Bengaluru

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    Sour grapes........

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  • Vivek, mangalore

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    Don't eat.

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  • Declan, Mumbai

    Sun, Aug 13 2017

    No problem. If grapes are sour we will make pickle of them and eat.

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