Lalu Prasad should send Sharad Yadav, Ali Anwar to Rajya Sabha from 'his own party', says JD(U)

Patna: The JD(U) on Wednesday hit back at RJD supremo Lalu Prasad for criticising its president and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar over the disqualification of Rajya Sabha MPs Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar and said if he was so anguished, he should send the two to the Upper House of Parliament from his own party.

The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo had on Tuesday accused Nitish of acting against Sharad Yadav and Anwar out of hatred and envy and said the JD(U) chief was in the habit of using people and dumping them.

File image of Sharad Yadav. PTI

File image of Sharad Yadav. PTI

"If he (Lalu) is so anguished by their (Sharad Yadav's and Anwar's) disqualification, he should consider sending them to the Rajya Sabha from his own party. Though we doubt he will do so as he had announced long ago that he would send BSP supremo Mayawati to the Rajya Sabha, but he is yet to honour that promise," JD(U)'s national general secretary and leader in the Rajya Sabha RCP Singh said at a press conference.

"Nobody in our party practices the politics of hatred and envy. It is Lalu Prasad who has a PhD in this brand of politics," he added.

The order of disqualification of the two MPs was passed on 4 December.

Welcoming the order passed by Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, Singh said, "This will put a check on the tendency to indulge in anti-party activities. All those who take party discipline for granted, in whichever party, will learn a lesson from this episode."

Sharad Yadav and Anwar had taken part in a rally organised by Prasad on 27 August, despite strict instructions from the party leadership to the contrary.

Singh said this meant that the two leaders had voluntarily given up the membership of the JD(U). "So, their disqualification is perfectly in order," he added.

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Updated Date: Dec 06, 2017 22:28 PM

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