Sharad Yadav moves election commission, stakes claim over JD(U)
Making the split in the JD(U) official, party MP Sharad Yadav has moved the Election Commission of India staking claim over the party. Yadav approached the EC to state that his faction was the real JD(U) and not the one with Nitish Kumar. Sharad Yadav's move comes a day after he confirmed that he would participate in the Lalu Prasad Yadav's Patna rally in a show of strength against the BJP.
Earlier in the day JD(U) sent him a letter expressing concerns over his plans of taking part in the Patna rally called for by Lalu Prasad Yadav. "We were pained to learn that you will take part in a rally of the RJD. This rally is against the JD(U) and is an attempt to cover up corruption charges against Lalu Prasad Yadav's family members. Your attendance in the rally would mean that you are no longer in the JD(U)," read the letter addressed to Sharad Yadav.
The letter by JD(U) MP K C Tyagi urges Sharad Yadav to give up his plans of participating in the rally. Yadav seems to have approached the EC after the letter.
The JD(U) where the SP was ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. Sharad Yadav was removed from party posts after he openly criticised Nitish Kumar for aligning with the BJP. He was warned against indulging in anti-party activity but was not removed from the party.
On Friday, the JD(U) MP made a representation to teh election commission staking claim over the party against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Currently, Nitish Kumar commands the majority support within the party.