New Delhi: JD(U) President Sharad Yadav during a press conference at his residence in New Delhi on Thursday. PTI Photo (PTI10_1_2015_000177A)

The much hyped Gujrat Elections have bought yet another twist to Bihar’s current political fiasco. Senior JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav on Wednesday tweeted his congratulations to Congress leader Ahmed Patel, for winning the election to a Rajya Sabha Gujarat seat “in spite of toughest hurdles”.

“Heartiest congratulations on your victory in Rajya Sabha election in spite of toughest hurdles. Wish you all success in your career,” Yadav tweeted along with a picture of the two.

Yadav, JD(U) Rajya Sabha member and ex-party president has currently been in news following a tussle with Nitish Kumar and hold him responsible for breaking the Grand Alliance. Kumar had resigned as the chief minister citing corruption allegations against RJD leader and deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav. He, hours later, formed a government with the BJP thus returning to the NDA fold after four years.

Since JD(U’s) exit from the Grand Alliance, Yadav has been meeting Opposition pioneers to chalk out future plans. Despite the fact that there were reports that Yadav could be offered a position at the Center, he denied them saying he doesn’t take choices remembering “power” and “solace.”

JD(U) general secretary K C Tyagi had told the Indian Express, “Sharadji played a key role in firming up the alliance. It is natural for him to feel sad.” He added, “Sharadji has a difference of opinion with Nitish on aligning with the BJP. I am confident that when the two leaders meet in Patna for the national executive meeting on August 18 and 19, the ice will melt.”

“The action against me has been taken as I had opposed the dictatorial attitude of Nitish Kumar’s decision-making. The Gujarat issue is just an excuse (to remove him). I was the first to take a stand against Nitish Kumar’s attitude, and I have been punished for standing with Sharad Yadav also,” said general secretary in Gujarat Arun Srivastav.


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