Janata Dal (U) Rajya Sabha members on Saturday removed Sharad Yadav as their leader in the House and replaced him with R.C.P Singh, a senior party leader said. "He has just been replaced with RCP Singh [as party leader in the Rajya Sabha]".
Meanwhile, Yadav said that he had sent party leader Ali Anwar, who has been suspended from the membership of the parliamentary party, to the meeting of Opposition parties on Saturday. However, ANI quoted JD (U) leader K C Tyagi as saying "our MLA has voted for BJP".
On Friday, while talking to the reporters outside the parliament, Nitish Kumar had said, "As far as party is concerned, the party has taken its decision". "There are two JD (U) s in Bihar, one is sarkari (official) and another is janata (of the people)". However, Kumar has been facing heat from Sharad Yadav, his senior colleague and leader of the parliamentary party in the Rajya Sabha.
"Some party leaders are threatening me and those siding with me.I have faced Indira Gandhi and was not scared".
"Nitish Kumar went against the mandate". Vasava had on Tuesday told The Indian Express that he had voted for the Congress given his ideological differences with the BJP, with whom his party leader Nitish Kumar has now teamed up to form a new government in Bihar, and also because he comes from the same district - Bharuch - as Ahmed Patel. 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.
Earlier, Sharaad Yadav made it clear that he is still with the Grand Alliance of the RJD and Congress and that the mandate was given to the Grand Alliance and not the BJP.