Sharad Yadav talks of two Janata Dals, attacks Nitish Kumar

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Sharad Yadav is now leading a faction of leaders in JD (U) who are upset with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's decision to leave the grand secular alliance and join hands with the BJP.

Yadav who started his three-day Jan Samvad Yatra to meet the people of Bihar to discuss the outcome of Kumar's withdrawal from the grand alliance accused him of breaking people's trust by forging an alliance with BJP. Alok also lashed out at Srivastava, calling him a burden on the party who had only drained the party and had no stature to question Nitish Kumar.

The veteran socialist leader added, "It is probably for the first time in country's 70-year-old democratic history that two parties or alliances, which fought against each other with separate manifestos, later came together with combined manifesto".

Yadav's visit to state, his first since the JD (U) broke away from the Grand Alliance to form a new government with the BJP, has sparked talks of a possible division in the JD (U).

Sharad Yadav has been on a 3-days state tour. The fall of the Grand Alliance government was seen as a huge blow for opposition unity, and many in Bihar feel that Nitish Kumar betrayed the popular mandate, which overwhelmingly backed the Grand Alliance over the saffron coalition in 2015.

Senior Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav will be meeting people to discuss the repercussions of the withdrawal of the grand alliance in the state.

Only one JD (U) leader from the state, former Bochahan MLA Ramai Ram, was among those who joined Yadav, following which reports emerged of several JD (U) leaders who support Kumar calling for action against Ram.

Bihar JD (U) chief spokesman Sanjay Singh and spokesman Neeraj Kumar questioned Yadav's wisdom in protecting "corruption" of RJD.

The move had surprised everyone including the RJD and Congress party which had formed the grand alliance just twenty months earlier hoping to rule Bihar for the full term of five years.

"I continue to stand for the "Gathbandhan" (Grand Alliance)", he said.

But Yadav himself is in two minds and has said that he will take a decision about participating in the party's meeting on the basis of responses he would receive during his tour.

RJD MLA from Sonepur Ramanuj Prasad shared platform with Yadav at the function.

"A vote is trust, promises made to people are a trust and if that trust breaks democracy will ruin", said Yadav.

These volleys are similar to the offensive launched against JD (U)'s leaders in Bihar against RJD leaders in the run-up to Kumar's decision to call-off the alliance with RJD and Congress.

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