Bihar political crisis: JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav 'upset' with Nitish Kumar's decision to join BJP
Senior JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav is upset with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for aligning with the BJP to form a new government in Bihar.
New Delhi: Senior JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav is upset with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for aligning with the BJP to form a new government in Bihar, party MPs Ali Anwar and MP Veerendra Kumar said on Thursday after a meeting with Yadav.
"None of the party office bearers were consulted before taking such a cruel decision. Sharad ji is upset and has said that he will take a decision after consultations with senior leaders in two days," Anwar told reporters.
He said that Nitish Kumar on Thursday morning talked to Sharad Yadav over phone and briefed him about the circumstances under which he chose to go with the BJP.
Anwar also rejected the reports that Yadav has been offered a cabinet berth in the Modi government.
The meeting of JD(U) leaders at Yadav's residence in New Delhi was also attended among others by the party's Kerala unit chief MP Veerendra Kumar, general secretary Arun Srivastava and spokesperson Javed Raza.
Kumar, who is a Rajya Sabha member, said Yadav has told him that he is not going to accept the decision of Nitish Kumar.
"He (Sharad Yadav) told me that there is no question of accepting the present stand of Nitish Kumar," Veerendra Kumar said.
The announcement was made in Delhi during a press conference by the BJP, which had won 303 of the 403 assembly seats in the last elections in 2017 in Uttar Pradesh
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