Sharad Yadav likely to reveal party's name next month
New Delhi: The long wait for the name of the political outfit which is to be floated by rebel Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav may soon come to an end as the Election Commission has almost 'finalised' the registration process. The Yadav camp is getting ready to hold the new outfit's maiden national convention of party functionaries in March.
According to a senior member of Sharad Yadav group, the name of the party would likely to be Lok Tantrik Janata Dal as the name is not yet registered with the Election Commission.
"The process of name registration is in the final stage. We are hopeful that EC would approve Lok Tantrik Janata Dal as the name of the new party by the end of this month," said Ali Anwar Ansari, a Dalit leader who was expelled from JD(U) for attending a meeting of opposition parties convened by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi last year.
Later on, Anwar was disqualified from the Rajya Sabha for indulging in anti-party activities. "Several sitting legislators, as well as party workers of JD(U), would participate in the convention. There is not all well in JD(U) following the Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar forging the new alliance with BJP," the rebel-JD(U) leader said.
Recently, veteran socialist leader Sharad Yadav and founder of the proposed new political outfit had said that the country is witnessing an undeclared Emergency and all democratic institutions are under threat. Yadav had also alleged that attempts were being made to weaken the Constitution.