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I continue to stand for the 'Gathbandhan': Sharad Yadav

The Janata Dal (United) has been wary of associating with the senior leader as only a handful of party workers came to the airport to receive him. (Image source: Wikipedia) Photograph: (Others)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Aug 10, 2017, 11.21 AM (IST)

Making his displeasure with the decision of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar to align with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) clear, senior leader Sharad Yadav reiterated his faith in the 'Gathbandhan' (Grand Alliance).   

"I continue to stand for the 'Gathbandhan' (Grand Alliance)," he said.

In his first visit to Bihar after the Bihar grand alliance split, Yadav said that the disintegration of the alliance has violated the faith of 11 crore people of the state and that he is "hurt" by it.

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"The trust of 11 crore people who gave the mandate to form the Grand Alliance government in Bihar has been broken," Yadav told reporters.

Sharad Yadav will undertake a three-day tour of the state and interact with the people over the split in the alliance.

The Janata Dal (United) has been wary of associating with the senior leader as only a handful of party workers came to the airport to receive him. 

On the other hand, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has been extending outside support to Sharad Yadav. A large posse of RJD workers thronged the airport to receive him, according to a report in the PTI.

The Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) has posted his schedule on his twitter account according to which he would visit Muzaffarpur-Darbhanga-Madhubani stretch tomorrow and to Madhubani-Supual Madhepura on August 12. 

(With PTI inputs)

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