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JD(U) cracks the whip, replaces Sharad Yadav as party's leader in Rajya Sabha

The senior party leader has questioned Nitish Kumar's decision to break away from the Grand Alliance and form a government with the BJP. (Image source: Wikipedia) Photograph: (Others)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Aug 12, 2017, 10.19 AM (IST)

The Janata Dal (United) has replaced senior party leader Sharad Yadav with RCP Singh as its leader in the Rajya Sabha.

Bihar JD(U) president Vashishtha Narayan has said that the move was necessary due to Yadav's recent actions. 

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The decision comes in the wake of Sharad Yadav's misgivings over Nitish Kumar's decision to break away from the Mahagathbandhan and form a government with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bihar.

The senior party leader has raised questions over the alliance saying that this decision has broken the trust of those who voted for JD(U). He also said that he is personally hurt by the move.

On Friday, Nitish Kumar, who was in Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah, said that Sharad Yadav is free to take his own decisions.

The Bihar chief minister said that the decision to ally with the BJP had the entire party's nod.

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