JD(U) President Sharad Yadav on Monday justified his party`s alliance with Lalu Prasad`s RJD for the assembly by-poll in Bihar after two decades saying it has nothing to do with individuals but has been forged for the sake of people to safeguard them from divisive forces.
President Pranab Mukherjee will give away outstanding Parliamentarian Award` to senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley, Congress veteran Karan Singh and Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav on Tuesday at a function.
JD(U) President Sharad Yadav on Saturday criticised the BJP-led NDA government for its move to invite foreign investment in a host of key sectors saying there was no difference between this and the previous Congress-led UPA government.
Janata Dal-United (JD-U) president Sharad Yadav, on Sunday indicated that his party will maintain its alliance, with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Congress, not just for the Assembly by-polls to be held next month, but will continue in future as well.
JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav on Sunday accused the UPSC of trying to "snip" the mother tongues of various regions by adopting an exam format which allegedly makes it difficult for Indian language speaking aspirants to enter civil services.
Soon after Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav announced his support to Janata Dal United candidates in Rajya Sabha elections in Bihar, Nitish Kumar on Wednesday welcomed the former`s decision and also thanked him.
Trouble seemed to be brewing for the ruling JD(U) ahead of the Rajya Sabha bypoll in Bihar on June 19 with a dissident leader claiming that 33 MLAs skipped the legislature party meeting here this evening.
Infighting within JD(U) intensified Wednesday with rebel party legislators alleging phone-tapping and threats from ministers and pro-Nitish Kumar MLAs asking them to fall in line for the election to three Rajya Sabha seats from Bihar.
In a major embarrassment to Bihar`s ruling Janata Dal (United), a section of its disgruntled leaders on Monday fielded their own candidates for the existing vacancies in Rajya Sabha, challenging the nomination of its national president Sharad Yadav and two others to the Upper House.
Nearly half a dozen rebel legislators of Bihar`s ruling JD-U, expressing resentment over functioning of the party, Sunday met party president Sharad Yadav here and informed him about their stand and grievances, said a party leader.