JDU Drops Leader From Parliamentary Party For Attending Opposition Meet

JDU Drops Leader From Parliamentary Party For Attending Opposition Meet

JDU Drops Leader From Parliamentary Party For Attending Opposition Meet

Summary: Ali Anwar, who was suspended from Janata Dal (United) parliamentary party, on Saturday said history will not forgive Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar for going against the mandate of the people of Bihar, which was given in favour of the grand alliance.

Since Nitish made a decision to break the grand alliance with RJD-Congress and form the new government in the state in alliance with BJP, Bihar politics is going through a lot many changes.

The JD (U) suspended on Friday its Rajya Sabha member Ali Anwar Ansari from the parliamentary party for attending a meeting of opposition parties convened by Sonia Gandhi. Two camps seems to have been formed within the party, one supporting Nitish and the other backing Sharad. 16 parties had attended the meeting, all extending their support against BJP. "He is right that JD (U) is not only Nitish Kumar's party but it is equally his", Anwar told ANI. "We have faith that not only people of Bihar but of the entire country is with us". He also said the Congress president was trying to "interfere" in the JD (U)'s internal matters, he said.

He said that they will now decide whether to attend the JD-U's National Council meeting on August 19.

Anwar was suspended from the JD (U) parliamentary party for participating in the Opposition meeting called by Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

Ansari, who is a Rajya Sabha MP, along with party leader Sharad Yadav have expressed differences with party chief Nitish Kumar's decision to snap ties with Congress and RJD and form a government in alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Ansari said that everyone, be it opposition parties, social leaders or anyone with human values, should unite against the "divisive forces" (BJP and RSS).