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

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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.

“JD-U sirf Nitish Kumar ki hi party nahi hai, yeh meri bhi party hai,” Sharad Yadav said in Bihar’s Madhepura district on the last day of his three-day Samvad Yatra to meet people and interact with them. 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.

Patna: JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav talks to press as he arrives at Patna Airport on Aug 10, 2017. (Photo: IANS)

Patna: JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav talks to press as he arrives at Patna Airport on Aug 10, 2017. (Photo: IANS)

He refused to comment on reports on the JD-U decision to replace him as the parliamentary party leader.

Sharad 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.

Sharad Yadav said action has been taken against a few leaders of the party “who are standing with me”, and leaders close to Nitish Kumar have been threatening other JD-U leaders supporting him.

Sharad Yadav reiterated that he is still with the Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) that was given a mandate by 11 crore people in Bihar in the 2015 assembly polls to rule for five years.

“The decision to join hands with the BJP and form a government in Bihar was against the mandate given in the 2015 assembly polls.”

He said it was the people who had made the Grand Alliance of RJD, JD-U and Congress in 2015 Bihar Assembly polls and given their mandate to rule for five years. “People’s mandate was against the BJP-led NDA,” he said.

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BJP MLA shot at in Uttar Pradesh, Probe ordered

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Sahibabad, June 18: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Nandkishore Gurjar was attacked by miscreants in Sahibabad on Sunday night. 

Following this Uttar Pradesh Police has filed a complaint and initiated a probe to nab the accused.

Speaking to ANI, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ghaziabad, Vaibhav Krishna said, “A complaint has been filed. Some shots were fired on the vehicle of the MLA. His private gunner also retaliated. The investigation is underway.”

The incident took place at around 10.30 pm yesterday near Hindon bridge in Farukhnagar.

As per the reports, four bike-borne assailants approached near MLA’s vehicle and opened fire at him. Gurjar was on his way to his native village.

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Muzaffarnagar-Saharanpur highway toll plaza painted saffron

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Muzaffarnagar , June 17 : A  toll plaza on the Muzaffarnagar-Saharanpur highway in Uttar Pradesh has been painted saffron on Sunday.

 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is in power in Uttar Pradesh and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has given a makeover to secretariat building, dividers, statues, and even toll plazas with a saffron colour.

 From the Chief Minister’s office to various other spots, the colour has become a defining feature of the state.

Earlier this year, Gomti Nagar police station, Qaiser Bagh police station, Haj committee office’s boundary walls in Lucknow were coated saffron.
The saffronisation, however, did not go down well with the Opposition, who termed it a political ploy of the party.

Earlier, in December, around 100 government primary schools were painted saffron. Later the DM got them white washed again.

The towels in the office of the chief minister on the fifth floor of the building are of a saffron hue and the curtains, though not saffron in colour are close to it, the sources said.

Even the fleet of 50 buses were saffron coloured .

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AAP to hold protest march to PM’s house on Sunday

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AAP leader Sanjay Singh with party leaders and workers during a protest as they marched towards the Lt Governor’s residence, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (PTI Photo)

New Delhi, June 16: AAP leaders and workers will march to the Prime Minister’s residence on Sunday to protest against the lack of response by the Lt Governor and the Centre to the sit-in by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his ministers at the Lt Governor’s house, a party leader said.

“Delhi is all set to launch a mass protest like the one we did which changed its political picture,” Aam Aadmi Party spokesperson Pankaj Gupta told the media here on Saturday.

“We have tried all we can, but they are not ready to listen,” he added.

Gupta said not only the party workers, but the common people will also take part in the march that will begin from the Mandi House metro station at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Kejriwal, along with Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Cabinet ministers Satyendar Jain and Gopal Rai, has been camping in the Raj Niwas — the official accommodation-cum-office of the Lt Governor — since Monday evening.

They have demanded a direction to the IAS officers working in the Delhi administration to end their undeclared strike, action against officers who have struck work for “four months” and approval to his government’s proposal for doorstep delivery of ration to the poor.

Sisodia and Jain are on an indefinite hunger strike.

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