Sharad Yadav likely to be expelled from JD (U)
Taking a strong exception to Sharad Yadav attending anti-BJP rally in Patna, the Janata Dal (United) on Sunday said the former had indulged in 'anti-party' activity and created problems for his 'membership'.
Senior JD (U) leader K C Tyagi told news agency ANI that Sharad Yadav will lose the Rajya Sabha membership and the party would soon approach the Rajya Sabha chairman soon.
"We had informed him this would be seen as anti-party activity and it means that he has left party himself...According to 10th schedule, on doing this he will lose his Rajya Sabha membership as well," Tyagi said.
"By attending today's rally he (Sharad Yadav) has created a problem for his membership, we will soon apprise RS Chairman," he added.
Sharad Yadav on Sunday attended "Desh Bachao, BJP Bhagao" rally in Patna's Gandhi Maidan which was organised by RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav.
Speaking at the rally, Sharad Yadav expressed disappointment over the collapse of the Grand Alliance in Bihar and vowed to build a national level Grand Alliance.
Last month, JD (U) chief and Bihar Chief Minister severed ties with the Grand Alliance over corruption allegations on former deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav and forged an alliance with BJP. The JD (U), RJD and Congress had formed an alliance ahead of Bihar Assembly elections to keep the BJP out of power.
Nitish's decision did not go down well with Sharad Yadav as he openly critised Nitish's move and began hobnobbing with RJD and Congress.