JD(U) Suspends 21 Party Members for Backing Rebel Sharad Yadav
Earlier, JD(U) removed Sharad Yadav as its leader in Rajya Sabha, for opposing the party’s BJP alliance in Bihar.
Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United JD(U) has suspended 21 members, including former minister Ramai Ram, on charges of anti-party activities after they backed rebel party leader Sharad Yadav.
The JD(U), on 12 August, removed Sharad Yadav – who opposed the party’s decision to ally with the BJP in Bihar – as its leader in the Rajya Sabha and replaced him with RCP Singh, a trusted lieutenant of Nitish Kumar.
Bihar JD(U) chief Vashistha Narayan Singh issued a statement naming the 21 who were stripped off their primary membership.
List of Members Who Have Been Suspended
The following members have been suspended, reports The Indian Express:
Ramai Ram, eight-time MLA and minister; Arjun Rai, former MP from Sitamarhi; Rajkishore Sinha, former MLA from Vaishali; Vijay Verma, former secretary, Madhepur; Dhaniklal Mukhiya, district president, Saharsa; Siyaram Yadav, former district president, Madhepura; Vindheswari Singh, former state president, JD(U) worker cell; Israil Mansuri, member state council, Muzzafarpur; Mithlesh Kushwaha, district president, technical cell; Niranjan Rai, Member State Council, Gaighat; Devkant Rai, Darbhanga; Tinku Kasera, district president, traders cell, Madhubani; Jaikumar Singh, block president, Sonbarsa; Dhirendra Yadav, block president, Kahara; Udaychandra Saha, Traders Cell; Virendra Azad, block president, Bihariganj; Suresh Yadav, block president, Satar Kataiyya; Vijendra Yadav, block president, Saur Bazar; Raman Singh, farmers cell, Madhepura; Kamal Das, president, Madhepura city council; Devendra Shah, district deputy president, Siamarhi
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