Sharad Yadav steps down as JD(U) president, Nitish Kumar to take over


Janata Dal (United), JD(U) President Sharad Yadav resigned his 10 year long presidentship on Monday paving way for Nitish Kumar to take over.

According to PTI, 68-year-old Yadav, had been serving as the party head for the last three terms. He resigned from the post and would probably not contest for party presidency again.

“Sharad Yadav as party president has completed his three successive terms. He has now refused to make any amendment in the party constitution so as to elect him for the next coming term,” JD(U) spokesperson K C Tyagi  said.

Yadav himself stepped down from his post and showed his reluctance in contesting the elections again and informed Nitish that a new person should be found soon to take over the position. The report further added that Nitish Kumar may himself become the party chief.

Meanwhile, rumours spread that the JD(U) ruling Bihar would espand beyond the boundaries  before the commencement of Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, decided to be held next year.

Nitish Kumar will presumably join up with Ajith Singh’s Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) and Jharkhand Vikas Morcha headed by former Jharkhand Chief Minister Babulal Marandi. The two small parties will club with JD(U) to start Uttar Pradesh election campaign from Varanasi.