Nitish's JD(U) joins NDA, plots Sharad's ouster
New Delhi: With the Janata Dal (United) passing a resolution to become a part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), which is headed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), it is now imminent that JD(U)'s rebel leader Sharad Yadav would be weeded out of the party soon. The JD(U) has started working on a strategy to find an escape route for its former party president.
The decision to join NDA was taken at the party's national executive meeting in Patna which was chaired by JD(U) national president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. The JD (U) has again become a part of the NDA after four years. Notably BJP president Amit Shah had recently asked Kumar to join NDA for the better development of the state.
As JD(U) has become a part of the NDA, it is certain that MPs of the party would get ministerial berths in the Union Cabinet whenever the expansion takes place. Sources said that RCP Singh and Ramnath Thakur may ministers at the Centre from JD(U) quota.
Meanwhile, taking a strong stand against rebel leader Sharad Yadav, JD(U)'s KC Tyagi has threatened to take stern action if Yadav joins the meeting called by Lalu on August 27. According to sources, the JD(U) wants Yadav to leave the party and 'surrender' the Rajya Sabha membership of its own.