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JD(U) passes resolution to formally join NDA; Sharad Yadav stakes claim for party symbol

The political developments in Bihar are taking their final shape. The Nitish Kumar led JD(U) today passed a resolution that would formally induct the party into the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Senior JD(U) leader KC Tyagi announced today that a resolution to join the BJP-led NDA has been unanimously accepted during the national executive meeting. The crucial meeting to decide the future of JD(U) was held at the Chief Minister’s official residence. JD(U) said that the important meeting was attended by 70 MLAs, two Lok Sabha MPs and seven Rajya Sabha MPs. It may be recalled that the invitation to join the NDA was given earlier by BJP president Amit Shah. Now, the offer has been accepted by JD(U).

JD(U)’s decision to formally join the NDA coincides with Sharad Yadav staking claim over the party symbol. Sharad Yadav’s faction claims that the symbol belongs to their faction since they have the right to the assets of the party. Sharad Yadav has decided to approach the Election Commission (EC) to take ownership of the party symbol. Speaking about the development, senior JD(U) leader Arun Srivastav, who is one of the most trusted associates of Shard Yadav, said, “We will soon knock on the door of the Election Commission to stake claim over the party symbol ‘arrow’ and inform that the real party is with him, not with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.”

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