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Former Union minister Sharad Yadav to merge his get together with Lalu Prasad’s RJD on March 20 | India Information

PATNA: Former Union minister and veteran socialist chief Sharad Yadav (74) has determined to formally rejoin Lalu Prasad-led RJD and get his Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) merged with Bihar’s major opposition get together in a bid to revive his dwindling political profession.
“The merger of the LJD with Lalu’s RJD will happen at Sharad Yadav’s residence at 7, Tughlak Street in New Delhi on March 20 in presence of senior RJD chief and Lalu’s son Tejaswi Yadav and different distinguished leaders of the LJD,” N Ok Gauri, a private aide of Sharad Yadav instructed TOI over telephone from New Delhi.
Gauri stated apart from Tejashwi and RJD’s Rajya Sabha member Manoj Jha, many shut associates of Sharad Yadav would stay current through the merger occasion.
“Earlier than the formal merger of his get together, Sharad will deal with a gathering of the LJD’s senior leaders together with its state presidents at his Tughlak Street residence from 12 midday to 2 pm on March 20,” Gauri stated, including, “It will likely be a type of the LJD’s nationwide council assembly.”
Earlier on March 1, Lalu’s inheritor obvious and chief of opposition in Bihar meeting Tejaswi Yadav had referred to as on Sharad on the latter’s residence in New Delhi to inquire about his well being and well-being.
Then, Sharad had profusely praised Tejashwi’s management high quality saying, “No Misa Bharti, no Tej Pratap Yadav, I strongly imagine that Tejashwi is the one chief who has the capability to take the get together (RJD) ahead from right here on. … No matter Lalu Prasad and I did with politics within the nation, Tejashwi will comply with the identical ideology in his political profession. We’ve got handed over our political legacy to him. He’s all within the get together (RJD) and he’s the one one who takes selections on behalf of the get together.”
Sources within the RJD stated, the get together’s Rajya Sabha member Manoj Jha not too long ago met Sharad for 3 to 4 instances in Delhi to finalise the nitty-gritty of the proposed merger.
Sharad had unsuccessfully contested from Bihar’s Madhepura Lok Sabha seat in 2019 on the image of the RJD, however he didn’t merge his get together then. Within the 2014 basic election, Sharad contested Madhepura seat as JD(U) nominee however misplaced the election to the RJD’s then candidate Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav.

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