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Sharad Yadav may leave JD(U) if he wants, can form another party: Paswan

Paswan said his party would welcome Nitish Kumar's entry in the NDA

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Ram Vilas Paswan
Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan | Photo: PTI

Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party President on Saturday said could leave the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) if he wants to do so.

"Actually, I do not want to make any comment on it. There are chances, he may form his own party. He has been told (by JD-U) that he is free now and he can leave the party.

Why is not he leaving if he wants to," asked while speaking to the media here.

Differences between and Yadav surfaced after the former parted ways with Lalu Prasad-led Rashtriya and formed a new with the support of the in last month.

Reacting to Yadav's claim that he formed the party and the real JD-U was with him, said: "One's power matters in the and JD-U leader and Nitish Kumar had that influence today".

"In politics, it does not matter if you form a party or not. The most important thing is that one who wields the power, calls the shots. should accept that Nitish Kumar has that power today and he does not have," said.

Also, he took a dig at Yadav for calling Nitish Kumar's JD-U "sarkari party" saying: "When he (Yadav) was a minister in the government, then it was not a sarkari party but a revolutionary party. Now, he is not in the government, the party has become a sarkari party?"

said his party would welcome Nitish Kumar's entry in the Democratic Alliance (NDA) fold.

"Anyway, he has become a part of the Just technicalities remain. Let him come in the NDA, we wil the work together," he said, adding that Kumar had no option but to snap ties with the due to involvement of Lalu Prasad and his family in corruption cases.

also said that an inquiry should be made in the death of around 60 children in in and action should be taken against the responsible.

First Published: Sat, August 12 2017. 18:55 IST