Patna, Feb 6: JD(U) today sent notices to 111 party MLAs and 41 members of Legislative Council, including Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and Nitish Kumar, for crucial meeting of Legislature party called by party President Sharad Yadav here tomorrow.
"Except for 8 MLAs whose membership has been terminated by Vidhan Sabha Speaker, notices have been sent to 111 JD(U) MLAs and 41 members of Legislative Council to take part in the 'most urgent' meeting of Legislature party convened by party President Sharad Yadav here tomorrow," Parliamentary Affairs Minister and Chief Whip of JD(U) in Assembly Shrawan Kumar told PTI.
Shrawan Kumar who has signed the notice, said that notice for the meeting has been sent to Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi also as he is party MLA from Makhdumpur (SC seat) in Jehanabad. Nitish Kumar is a member of Bihar Legislative Council.
Besides Legislators, state JD(U) President Basistha Narayan Singh has also been invited for the crucial meeting, he said. When asked about Manjhi's schedule as he leaving for Delhi to take part in the Niti Ayog meeting with PM on Sunday, Shrawan Kumar said, "he has to clear his priority whether its important to participate in a meeting of the party to review work of party and government or attend a meeting of PM."
Asked if Manjhi's absence could be taken as indiscipline, he said JD(U) President Sharad Yadav would take a decision on this after the Legislature Party meeting. Manjhi and a few ministers like Brishen Patel and Nitish Mishra close to him have publicly stated that they would not attend tomorrow's Legislature party meeting.