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I am real JD-U: Sharad Yadav

 New Delhi, Sept 13: Although Bihar’s ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) has told Sharad Yadav to join Lalu Prasad’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), the rebel leader on Wednesday claimed that he was the real JD-U and he will prove it soon.

Sharad Yadav also said he will decide the future course of action at a convention of JD-U on October 8 here and added that his lawyers would respond to the Election Commission which did not take cognisance of his faction’s application claiming to be the “real JD-U”.
“We are the real JD-U and we will prove it in the coming days. You will be surprised to see the way we are going to expand it,” Sharad Yadav told reporters here. “We are going to hold our national convention in Delhi on October 8 where we will decide our future course of action,” he added. Asked about the Election Commission rejecting the plea staking claim over the party symbol, Sharad Yadav said: “It has not been rejected. Our lawyers are looking into the matter and will respond at the appropriate time.” He acknowledged that he had got a notice from the Rajya Sabha Secretariat regarding his membership of the upper house. “My lawyers will respond to the notice.”
Sharad Yadav said he never violated the principles and ethics of the party’s constitution and it was the other group led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar which breached the Mahagathbandhan or Grand Alliance of the JD-U, RJD and Congress. He accused the rival faction of shattering the faith and trust of 11 crore people in Bihar who voted for the Grand Alliance. “It was the same place where the Mahagathbandhan was convened and we made promises to the people based on our manifesto.” Sharad Yadav accused that Nitish Kumar-led JD-U faction of indulging in anti-party activities by breaking from the Mahagathbandhan. 
The JD-U in July-end split into two factions, one led by Nitish Kumar and the other by Sharad Yadav, after the Bihar Chief Minister dumped the Grand Alliance and embraced the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form a new government. (IANS)