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Crisis in JD-U as Kerala state chief quits over Nitish’s move to befriend BJP

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PATNA: Crisis-ridden JD-U led by Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar suffered yet another jolt on Wednesday with one of the party MP’s announcing his decision to resign from his post.

Kerala unit president of the JD-U MP Veerendra Kumar today announced to resign from the Rajya Sabha irked at the party’s move to join hands with the BJP.

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“I have been thinking over it for quite some time. I do not want to continue as a member of the Rajya Sabha from the party headed by Nitish (kumar) who joined the saffron camp overruling our protests,” he was quoted as saying in Hindustan Times.

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The JD-U had suffered another major setbacks earlier when two other Rajya Sabha members of the party, Sharad Yadav ard and Ali Anwar, also rebelled against party leadership’s decision to return to the BJP.

The two MPs have now launched a massive campaign against the chief minister in Bihar and are constantly holding meetings in the state, seeking ouster of the ruling regime.

Recently, the rebel group led by Yadav also moved the Election Commission staking claim over the party’s “arrow” symbol saying they are the real JD-U but their claim was rejected.

Subsequently, they moved the Delhi High Court against the EC order but there too, they failed to get any reprieve. The rebel faction has now decided to form a new party.

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