Sharad and JD (U) were at loggerheads after the party made a decision to form the government with BJP, breaking ranks from the Mahagathbandhan. According to the list prepared by the RJD tomorrow, senior leaders of Trinamool Congress, Samajwadi Party, NCP, CPI, JMM, JMM, DMK, Kerala Congress, RSP, AIUDF, National Conference and Janata Dal Secular will share the stage with Lalu Prasad. However, when asked about JD (U) warning him of action if he participated in the rally, Sharad Yadav refused to comment.
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Calling the move an "insult to the mandate", Yadav has reiterated that the Bihar electorate in 2015 voted for a joint coalition of RJD, JDU and Congress, rather than the JD (U)-BJP combine. "We feel that he has voluntarily left the JD (U) by going against the party line".
The Janata Dal (United) war is getting knottier, with the official faction led by chief minister Nitish Kumar set to invoke Rajya Sabha rules to demand rebel party leader Sharad Yadav's disqualification from the House.
"I will neither bow before fascist and communal forces like the BJP, nor stop our fight against them till their defeat in the next General Elections", the former Bihar Chief Minister said while addressing an opposition rally organised by his party here.
Prasad, his wife, sons Tejaswi and Tej Pratap Yadav and daughter Misa Bharti, a Rajya Sabha MP, were seated on the front row of the VVIP dais greeting leaders from other parties on their arrival. "I am member of Parliament for last 43 years but I will not hesitate to fight to protect the country from decisive forces", he said.