Much to the chagrin of Yadav, BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday invited the Bihar chief minister to join the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Asked if the party would join the Modi cabinet, a JD (U) leader said such a decision would be "natural".
He also sent a senior JD (U) leader Ali Anwar on his behalf to attend the opposition party meet organised by Congress high command Sonia Gandhi on Friday. "Sharad Yadav has been addressing RJD workers on his state tour, but not one JD (U) MLA is with him, not one JD (U) district chief with them", claimed Tyagi.
Yadav had opposed the party's decision to join hands with the BJP in Bihar.
"I will welcome the JD (U) to the Union government".
The party handed over a formal letter to vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu, informing him that from now on Singh would replace Yadav as parliamentary party leader in the RS. In his statement a few days back he said that the mahagathbandhan was formed for 5 years, Nitish has broken the trust of 11 crore people of Bihar by breaking the alliance and joining hands with foes disguised as friends.
Hitting out at Bitish, Anwar said that people who brought the party to its glory were being "removed" from party posts.
"He (Yadav) is free to take his decision".
"There is no question of leaving the party (JD-U)". A former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer from the UP cadre, he has been Principal Secretary in the Nitish Kumar government. Sharad Yadav said that he remains committed to the Congress-led opposition, which is trying to fight the growing influence of NDA.
Yadav had said the grand alliance and the BJP had come out with different manifestos for the Assembly election.