"He has just been replaced with RCP Singh [as party leader in the Rajya Sabha]". "I will be attending the all-party meeting convened by the Congress, "said JD (U) MP Ali Anwar, who along with Veerendra Kumar are backing Sharad Yadav". Of 44 votes cast in favour of Patel, senior Gujarat Congress leader Arjun Modhwadia said, 43 were from Congress MLAs and the last one from Vasava, seen as a Sharad Yadav camp leader in the JD (U). "This was against the party", JD (U) general secretary K.C. Tyagi told ANI.
Nitish Kumar said on Friday that Yadav "has every right to take his decision as to where is loyalties lie", virtaually ruling out possibilities of a rapproachment.
Yadav's congratulations are noteworthy because the JD (U)'s official line was that it would support Patel's opponent, the BJP's Balwantsinh Rajput.
Kumar, who was in Delhi to attend the swearing in ceremony of Venkaiah Naidu as the Vice-President of India, said the decision to form a coalition government with the BJP was taken unanimously by the party ranks. Keeping a track of all the actions of Sharad Nitish and JD (U) are clear that Sharad is going against the party and will soon move to a split in the party.
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That figure holds across party lines, with only about one in five on each side saying they approve of Congress's work so far. When asked whether it was good or bad that the Senate GOP had failed to repeal ObamaCare, answers were more direct.
"Some party leaders are threatening me and those siding with me.I have faced Indira Gandhi and was not scared".
Mr Singh is a trusted lieutenant of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. In his statement a few days back he said that the mahagathbandhan was formed for 5 years, Nitish has broken the trust of 11 crore people of Bihar by breaking the alliance and joining hands with foes disguised as friends.
The Janata Dal-United president Nitish Kumar on July 26 snapped ties with the Grand Alliance of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Congress.