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Sharad Yadav to skip Lalu Yadav rally to save Rajya Sabha seat

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Published Aug 19, 2017, 6:50 am IST
Updated Aug 19, 2017, 6:59 am IST
A leader close to Sharad Yadav said attending the rally could be seen as giving up party membership voluntarily.
Sharad Yadav (Photo: PTI)
 Sharad Yadav (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Rebel JD(U) leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Yadav is expected to give a miss to the rally of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on August 27 in Patna, sources said. 

A leader close to Sharad Yadav said attending the rally could be seen as giving up party membership voluntarily. 

 

This will give an opportunity to the JD(U) Whip in Rajya Sabha to seek Mr Yadav's disqualification from the House, he said. 

If Mr Yadav is disqualified from the Rajya Sabha, the numbers of the Opposition parties will dwindle and the seat will positively go to the NDA kitty, he said.

Lalu Yadav is organising the “BJP hatao desh bachao” rally to expose the “betrayal by Nitish Kumar”, after the JD(U) chief and  Bihar chief minister dumped the Grand Alliance and formed a government with the NDA.

Hitting out at the proposed rally, Bihar deputy chief minister and BJP leader Sushil Modi said, “This rally should actually be called ‘Benami sampatti banchao’ rally.”

 

Parties with serious corruption charges against them have joined hands to make the rally successful, he  said. The JD(U) has virtually split after the JD(U) forged an alliance with the NDA in Bihar. 

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