Stop Sulking And Discuss, Nitish Kumar To Sharad Yadav
It was thought that the curtains fell in Bihar ending the swift political drama after Nitish Kumar was sworn in as the chief minister, but the real rumblings have begun in Janata Dal (U) with its senior party leader Sharad Yadav breaking his silence.
Just as Sharad Yadav came out against Nitish Kumar’s returning to BJP-led NDA’s fold and remarked the move as breach of popular mandate, the Bihar chief minister and JD(U) national president asked him to stop sulking and discuss the matter in the party forum in an apparent bid to shut his mouth. Nitish’s quick reaction is seen with curiosity ahead of the national executive meeting of JD (U) slated to be held on August 19 in Patna.
Nitish, who immediately did not seem to be so hasty in reacting to the criticism of his decision to break away from Mahagathbandhan(Grand Alliance) by the former allies, this time around, was unbecoming when it came to replying to Sharad Yadav.
The JD(U) former chief and MP Sharad Yadav, who was upset with the decision, is said to have decided to take a whirl wind tour from August 5 in Bihar following remarks by his party colleague Nitish. Scroll.in, a news web portal, quoted JD (U) General Secretary Arun Shrivastava as saying that Sharad Yadav was going to tour the entire Bihar and interact with party leaders, cadre and common people.
Sharad Yadav will also address a meeting to be organized by the opposition parties on August 17 in New Delhi. He is expected to speak on Bihar political developments in detail at the meeting and explain his course of action. He will attend a rally organized by the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) with a slogan ‘BJP Hatao Desh Bachao’ on August 27 in Patna.
Going by the present developments, a split in JD (u) is imminent both in Bihar and other states. It remains to be seen whether Nitish would gain or Sharad Yadav would gain, or both would lose their strength to the BJP.