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Sharad Yadav Faces Heat From JD-U As He Continues Defiance

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| August 10 , 2017 , 14:27 IST

As the relations between JDU Supremo Nitish Kumar and Senior leader Sharad Yadav falls sour, the party is on the brink of a fall out as the two take each other on in a battle of wits.

JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav, who is reportedly upset with the JDU President and Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar for abandoning the 'mahagathbandhan' (Grand Alliance) to join the BJP, is on a three-day tour in Bihar to directly interact with the people.

The JD(U) leader is openly in rebellion with the Chief Minister, in an anticipated move to provoke the party to oust him. The move comes as the Rajya Sabha Member Sharad Yadav will get to keep his seat in the upper house if he is expelled from the party while he will have to resign from his seat if he resigns from the party.

The senior leader is expected to attend an opposition rally in Bihar targeting the BJP, which will be organised by the RJD Chief Lalu Yadav later in August.

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On Tuesday, the senior leader congratulated the Congress leader Ahmed Patel for his victory in the Gujarat Rajya Sabha election, despite the fact that the BJP did everything they could to stop that from happening. BJP President Amit Shah and Smriti Irani won the other two vacant seats in the election.

After Sharad Yadav's public defiance of the party's order, the JD(U) is weighing option it can teach the senior leader a lesson. According to sources, the party is also considering removing the senior leader from the upper house as the JD(U) leader which will relegate Yadav to the back seats of the Parliament after years of front row seat with top leaders.

Even though the Bharatiya Janata Party is the largest party in the Parliament, it still lacks a majority in the Rajya Sabha. Although JD(U) just has 10 law makers in the upper house, its support is crucial to the Modi Government.

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