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JD-U not just Nitish's party, is mine too: Sharad Yadav

 Patna, Aug 12: Senior JD-U leader Sharad Yadav on Saturday hit out at current JD-U president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, saying the party is not Kumar’s alone but belonged to him too. He told them of his displeasure and pain over Nitish Kumar’s decision to break the Grand Alliance of JD-U, RJD and Congress and join hands with the BJP and form a new government. Nitish Kumar is the Janata Dal-United national president and said to fully control the party in Bihar. “There are two JD-Us in Bihar, one is sarkari (official) and another is janata (of the people). All the party legislators, leaders, who are close to the government for personal benefit are with Nitish Kumar, but leaders and workers close to the people are with me,” Sharad Yadav said. He refused to comment on reports on the JD-U decision to replace him as the parliamentary party leader. Yadav, who is Rajya Sabha MP, said when he had “not been afraid of Indira Gandhi, what do others matter”. “I am not afraid of any one to speak the truth and stand by my principles,” he said in reference to his fight against Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi in the mid 70s, when he was a student leader close to Jayaprakash Narayan, who led the movement that ousted Indira Gandhi from power for the first time in 1977. (IANS)

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