JD(U) sacks Sharad Yadav as party leader in Rajya Sabha

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Sharad Yadav removed
Sharad Yadav removed

New Delhi : The Janata Dal United (JDU) on Saturday sacked its senior leader Sharad Yadav after he registered his public disapproval to Nitish Kumar's decision of joining hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Sharad Yadav's removal from the party comes a day after another leader Anwar Ali was removed for attending a meeting called by Congress to form a strategy against BJP.

In July, Nitish Kumar had called off his grand alliance with Congress and RJD to join hands with the BJP. 

JD(U) sources said the decision to sack Yadav was conveyed to vice president Venkiah Naidu, who is also the chairperson of the Upper House. A delegation of seven Rajya Sabha and two Lok Sabha members submitted a letter Naidu.

Nitish Kumar’s close aide, RCP Singh, will be the JD(U)’s new leader in the Rajya Sabha, sources quoting the letter said.