Published On : Tue, Aug 1st, 2017

Stop sulking and debate, Nitish Kumar tells upset Sharad Yadav

Patna: Sharad Yadav’s formal dissent on the political upheaval in Bihar after five long days, drew a prompt response from Nitish Kumar. And the message from the chief minister was sharp: Stop sulking and debate in party forum. The forum is the national executive of the Janata Dal United, to be held in Patna on August 19, which will also decide whether the party will join the ruling NDA.

Kumar said before taking any decision he always keeps in the mind “what is best for the party”. He also said that he had informed Sharad Yadav about his decision to break alliance with Lalu Yadav and seek support from the BJP.

Sharad Yadav, 70, who held the post of the party chief for a decade, had stepped aside last year, making way for Kumar.

Last morning, at Parliament House, Sharad Yadav told reporters, “Whatever happened is very unfortunate, the mandate by the people was not for this”.