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Nitish Kumar chose path of power over party philosophy, says Sharad Yadav

Yadav said despite Nitish ditching the grand alliance, it will survive in Bihar and spread across India

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Sharad Yadav, JD(U)
Delhi: Rebel JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav arrives for the party's National Council meeting in New Delhi on Sunday. PTI Photo

Rebel JD (U) leader on Sunday slammed the Centre over the state of the and incidents of cow vigilantism, while also hitting out at Chief Minister for choosing the path of power than following the party's philosophy.

In a show of strength, he addressed the council meeting of the JD (U) where he targeted the as well as Nitish.

Yadav would submit the affidavits signed by the council members to the to prove that he has the support and the party name and symbol should be given to him.

The poll panel had recently refused to consider his plea on the grounds that it lacked supporting documents such as affidavits.

He said the had promised to support the cause of development in the run-up to the polls, but it preferred to spend its energy on issues such as 'love jihad' and

Yadav said that the people have suffered due to the and implementation of the

"When and from the and and from the Congress share the same view on the state of the economy, one has to agree that all is not well with the They are the experts," he said.

Yadav said when then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi imposed Emergency, "We were in jail and had the satisfaction of fighting against it. Now you don't see it (emergency) but people are suffering, there are no jobs."

He said when the was running on the principle laid down by Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L K Advani, Nitish left it.

"I had to agree for the sake of unity of the party. But now, after making efforts to cobble together grand alliance against NDA, he joined the ..his is the 'sarkari' JD (U) which preferred power. We chose the path of party philosophy," he said.

Yadav said despite Nitish ditching the grand alliance, it will survive in and spread across India.

First Published: Sun, October 08 2017. 19:29 IST