PATNA: The ruling Janata Dal United in Bihar has plunged into crisis with a senior leader revolting against the top party leadership for its move to suddenly pull out of UP polls.
State party vice-president Satish Kumar has asked party president and chief minister Nitish Kumar to act against his advisors, Rajya Sabha Member Ram Chandra Prasad Singh and party’s national general secretary KC Tyagi, for misguiding him in the entire matter and thus earning major embarrassment for the party.
“The party move to withdraw from UP elections has dealt a severe blow to its plan to emerge as a national alternative to the BJP. The party president should initiate actions against his advisors,” said Kumar.
He also took potshot at the Bihar chief minister for backing Centre’s demonetization drive although he got nothing in return.
“Any such decision (to support notes ban) should have been taken after consulting party officials and workers,” he said.
The JD-U leadership in the meanwhile has found vice-president’s statement quite objectionable and announced to initiate action against him.