Sharad Yadav Criticises Nitish’s Decision To Sail With BJP

In his first open statement, the senior JD (U) leader declared that the mandate given to Mahagathbandhan was not for joining hands with the saffron party.

New Delhi: Senior Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav on Monday declared that the mandate his party got from people in 2015 was not for joining hands with the BJP to form the Bihar Government.

In a clear critique of his party colleague and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, this is what the senior leader told media on Monday: “We are sad. I don’t agree with this decision in Bihar. It’s unfortunate. The mandate given by the people was not for this… The people had voted for Mahagathbandhan.”

This is his first open reaction on the political turmoil in Bihar, wherein Sharad Yadav termed Nitish’s decision as “unfortunate”.

On Sunday, the senior leader questioned BJP on its election promise of bringing back black money. He also asked why those named in the Panama Papers expose had not yet been “caught”.

“Neither black money stashed abroad returned, one of the main slogans of the ruling party, nor (has) anyone (been) caught out of those named in Panama papers,” he tweeted.

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