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.

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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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