Amit Shah formally invites Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) to join NDA


The cracks in JD (U) have now become so big that it would be impossible to save the structure.

Ansari along with Sharad have expressed differences with party chief Nitish's decision to snap ties with Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal and form a government in alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party. Speculations are rife that Yadav might join hands with bete noir-turned-ally Lalu Prasad, by either splitting JD (U) or forming his own party. "He [Sharad Yadav] has not been removed from the JD (U)", party leader Vasishtha Narayana said.

"When we are together in government in Bihar it is only natural that our party joins the Union government", he said. "There are two JD-Us in Bihar, one is sarkari (official) and another is janata (of the people)".

Asked whether his trip amounted to "anti-party activity", Yadav, who is the leader of the party in the Upper House, had said, "I do not want to make any comment". "Sharad ji has said that he is still with the Grand Alliance".

"Some party leaders are threatening me and those siding with me.I have faced Indira Gandhi and was not scared".

Action against Mr. Sharad Yadav for his opposition to the alliance is also likely as early as Saturday. In a tweet on Saturday morning, Shah spoke about their meeting on Friday and that he had invited Nitish to join the BJP's coalition.

Hitting out at Bitish, Anwar said that people who brought the party to its glory were being "removed" from party posts.

Kumar nearly shut the door on any reconciliation with Yadav, saying he is free to take any decision as the alliance with the BJP had the entire party's nod. The representatives of JD (U) comprised of JDU MP Harivansh, RCP Singh, Anil Sahni, Kaushalendra Kumar and JD (U) general secretary Sanjay Jha. We founded the party. He had also said that he will stand by his choice and support the RJD joining hands with the Congress through the mahagathbandhan.

Nitish could be made convenor of the NDA, a stature once enjoyed by George Fernandes and Yadav, according to JD (U) leaders. He says he is taking people's opinion.