Amid the reports that the senior Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav is unhappy over Nitish Kumar’s decision to join hands with the BJP, JD(U) MP Veerendra Kumar, who is Rajya Sabha member of JD (U) from Kerala on Thursday said that Sharad Yadav told him that he will not accept Nitish’s decision. Veerendra Kumar disclosed this in a press conference after meeting Sharad Yadav.
The MP has already said that the Kerala unit of JD(U) will not accept Nitish’s decision to form government with the support of BJP.
“When I met him today morning, I asked Sharad Yadav to stand up and say that you don’t accept it. He replied, ‘there is no question of accepting it’,” Veerendra Kumar said, adding that Yadav might call a press conference in the evening.
Earlier there were reports that Yadav was not kept in the loop ahead of Nitish’s sudden decision.
Veerendra Kumar, who is the chief of JD-U Kerala, also said that the state unit has decided to sever all connections with the national leadership under Nitish Kumar in the wake of his alliance with the BJP. “As far as Kerala is concerned, we will never become a part of the JD-U which is represented by Nitish Kumar,” he said.
Veerendra Kumar’s comments came just hours after Nitish Kumar sworn in as Bihar Chief Minister with the support of BJP after ditching former allies RJD and Congress.
The veteran leader also said he will ask JD-U MPs to stand up and fight against the new alignment with fascist forces.
“I appeal Sharad Yadav, and all other MPs from JD-U because in the last national conference in Rajgir, adopted a resolution that we will fight back these fascist tendencies. The minorities, the Dalits and the oppressed class, they all thought we will be in the forefront of the fight and Nitish Kumar will lead it. Now, the Rajgir resolution has thrown into the dustbin,” Veerendra Kumar said.
I call upon Sharad Yadav to stand up and say, we wont accept it. I call upon all JDU MPs to stand up and say we wont accept itVeerendra Kumar, Senior JDU leader
Bihar stood alone as a hope, not only for JD-U but for the entire nation. Now, very shockingly that hope is dead, he added. “ It is an utter failure of Nitish Kumar’s politics,” the MP said.
Earlier in the day, another senior JD-U leader and Rajya Sabha MP Ali Anwar questioned the party supremo’s decision to resign, saying that his conscience is not allowing him to accept Kumar’s decision.
“My conscience is not allowing me to accept Nitish Kumar’s decision. I do not support his decision. If I get an opportunity then I will definitely keep my views in front of my party,” Anwar told the media.