After all the power-shift faced by Bihar, Sharad Yadav today broke his silence Nitish Kumar’s stunning the Mahagatbandhan in the state. Sharad Yadav openly states that he whatever happened over the night is unfortunate. Whatever happened is very unfortunate, the mandate by the people was not for this,” the veteran Janata Dal (United) leader told reporters outside Parliament.
Nitish Kumar, who came to the power in Bihar by forming grand alliance naming Mahagatbandhan, ended the 2-year long alliance with Lalu Yadav and the Congress and revived his partnership with BJP.
Upon resigning, the CM of the state on Wednesday said that he felt “suffocated” and referred Lalu Yadav’s son Tejashwi’s refusal to resign as his deputy despite corruption charges.
Many of the Janata Dal (United) leaders went public with their criticism of the swap but Sharad Yadav had till now communicated only through his silence and occasional tweets critical of the BJP-led central government.
After Nitish Kumar parted its way with the opposition and backed central government Presidential candidate Ramnath Kovind, the question began rising in the ranks of the oppositions on whether Sharad Yadav really represented his party.
According to media reports, Sharad Yadav was in touch with the opposition leaders and shared his disapproval of Nitish Kuar reuniting with the BJP.
Critics have suggested that Sharad Yadav, a former union minister, is angling for a cabinet berth in the Modi government and his silence on Nitish Kumar is a bargaining tactic.
On Saturday, Lalu Yadav asked Sharad Yadav to lead an anti-BJP front and then repeated the offer for the cameras. “I appeal to Sharad Yadav-Ji who has been our leader… whom we consider our leader, to come forward and fight the BJP. Take the lead role in this,” he said.