Veerendra Kumar changes stance; Kerala JD(U) with Sharad Yadav

Veerendra Kumar changes stance; Kerala JD(U) with Sharad Yadav

A four-member team of the JD (U) faction led by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar approached the Election Commission (EC) on Friday and staked claim over the party's name, flag and election symbol, the arrow.

The affidavits submitted to the Election Commission include those of "all the 71 MLAs and 30 MLCs in Bihar; two Lok Sabha members; seven out of nine Rajya Sabha members; one MLC of Maharashtra besides 16 state units; 16 out of 20 party office-bearers; and 143 out of 180 our national council members". But with an "overwhelming" majority of legislators and party office-bearers now signing affidavits in support of Nitish Kumar, it is illogical to indefinitely wait for Yadav to prove his claim.

He said the Yadav camp had not furnished any documentary proof to justify its claim over the symbol which "signifies that the party is relentlessly moving towards its pursuit of its aims and objectives-to fight for the creation of a secular, sovereign, socialist, democratic republic of India". The delegation consisted of R C P Singh, Sanjay Jha, Lallan Singh and K C Tyagi. He is not the party president any more.

"Instead, they have pleaded for time to substantiate their claim", Jha said.

Yadav, a former JD (U) president, had come into opposition to Bihar Chief Minister Kumar, after the latter dumped the RJD and Congress to join hands with the BJP to form government in the state. The Sharad Yadav camp had submitted a similar claim last month. "He also took part in the RJD rally in Patna which amounts to an anti-party activity, he has voluntarily given up the party membership so he can not claim any right over the JD-U".



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