U removes Sharad Yadav as leader of party in Rajya Sabha

BJP chief Amit Shah invites Nitish Kumar to join the NDA government

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Since then, Yadav has been criticising Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for breaking the Grand Alliance in Bihar and going with the BJP.

Shutting the doors on any reconciliation with Sharad Yadav, Kumar said he (Yadav) was free to take any decision and the tie-up with BJP to form a government in Bihar wasn't just his decision but had the nod of the entire party. As far as the party is concerned, it has already taken its decision.

Justifying party's decision, Singh said, the step was necessary because if a person like Sharad Yadav indulges in anti-party activities it has to be condemned unanimously. The decision was not mine alone and it was taken with the consent of the party.

By walking out of the grand alliance with the RJD and the Congress, and joining hands with the BJP, Nitish Kumar has acted against the wish of the people, Sharad Yadav said.

Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah has formally invited Nitish Kumar headed Janata Dal (United) to join the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). "I invited JD (U) to join the NDA".

The development comes a day after the Bihar Chief Minister had a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shah in the national capital on Friday.

Reasoning out the whole drama, Nitish Kumar reiterated that he quit the "Grand Alliance" in Bihar for the development of the state. "When we are together in government in Bihar it is only natural that our party joins the Union government", the party leader told the news agency on Friday.

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