PATNA: In a significant political development, the JD-U faction led by parliamentarian Sharad Yadav today moved the Election Commission, claiming they represent the “real” party and staked claim over party’s poll symbol.
According to a close associate of Yadav, they apprised the EC of how the majority of the party workers, national council members, and state presidents were with them.
They also staked claim over party’s official poll symbol of “arrow”.
“We are the founder members of the party. How can Nitish Kumar remove us?” Yadav’s close aide Arun Kumar Shrivastava was quoted as saying by news agency PTI on Friday.
The development came shortly after the JD-U sent a missive to Yadav advising him to skip RJD’s proposed rally in Patna on August 27.
In a rebuff to JD-U’s advice, Yadav has announced to attend RJD rally along with all his supporters.
“I don’t care action against me. When I fought against Indira Gandhi, who are they?” is how Yadav has asked.
Yadav revolted against the party leadership after chief minister Nitish Kumar broke alliance with the ruling Grand Alliance in Bihar last month and then formed government with the BJP which, according to him, was given the mandate to sit in the opposition.