NDA may dangle Governor's post to pacify livid Sharad
In a bid to contain internal revolt, the NDA is mulling to offer a governor's post to senior Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav. According to sources, the former JD(U) president, who had expressed his displeasure over the recent developments in Bihar, has 'somehow' agreed to consider the proposal.
Notably, soon after Kumar announced forming government with the support of BJP, the senior JD(U) leader had raised his reservations over Nitish's decision to ally with "communal forces".
According to party insiders, after having rounds of parleys with Nitish Kumar and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Yadav was assured that the alliance would 'take care' of him under the given circumstances.
Earlier, there was a buzz that Yadav may be inducted into Union Cabinet, which was rejected by him following the conversation he had with senior leaders of JD(U) and BJP.
Sources close to Yadav said that he had conversation with Jaitley on Thursday and on the proposal of a ministerial portfolio in the Union government, the JD(U) leader clearly said that he was not interested in becoming a minister and would in fact continue to oppose the BJP nationally and in Bihar.
Besides Yadav, another senior JD(U) leader Ali Anwar has continued his tirade against Kumar for joining hands with BJP. "Listening to his conscience, Nitish Kumar decided to form an alliance with BJP. But my conscience does not allow me to support Nitish Kumar's decision of forming government with the BJP," Anwar had said. On the Anwar protest, a senior JD(U) leader said, "Given that JD(U) is a democratic party, Anawar has the right to express his views. Everything is in order and those who are trying to read anything out of it, would get disappointed very soon."