Sharad Yadav led faction is real JD(U), no question of leaving party, says Ali Anwar Ansari

New Delhi: Janata Dal(United) rebel MP Ali Anwar Ansari, who was suspended from the parliamentary party for taking part in a meeting of Opposition parties, on Saturday said the Sharad Yadav-led faction is the "real JD(U)" and there was no question of leaving the party.

Ansari said the faction led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has become a "Sarkari JD(U)".

File image of Sharad Yadav. PTI

File image of Sharad Yadav. PTI

"There is no question of leaving the party JD(U). We founded the party. Sharad Yadav-led faction is the real JD(U) while the other one has become a 'Sarkari JD(U)' and Bharatiya JD(U)," Ansari said while briefing the media persons.

"We are the real one as we are still with the principles of the JD(U), but they have changed and become BJD(U)," he added, in a jibe at the Nitish Kumar faction which has sided with the BJP to form a government in Bihar.

He added that this was not personal fight against Nitish Kumar but a fight of principles and to save democracy and brotherhood.

"On Friday they suspended me from the parliamentary party. On Saturday, they removed Sharad Yadav, who was the founding member of JD(U), from the leadership of the parliamentary party. We are not going to get cowed down by such threats. We will fight till the end and go to the masses," said Ansari.

"We will start a Jan Andolan (mass movement)," he added.

"We have the support of activists, students, and other social leaders. We will go to different universities across the country. We will go among Dalits and will make efforts to save democracy, the Constitution and the social fabric of the country."

He said that they will now decide whether to attend the JD(U)'s National Council meeting on 19 August.

Updated Date: Aug 12, 2017 22:27 PM

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