Nitish wins battle for control of JD(U)

 NEW DELHI, Nov 17 – In a big win for Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the Election Commission today recognised the group led by him as the Janata Dal (United), rejecting the claim of the Sharad Yadav faction over the party’s name and election symbol.Kumar and Yadav parted ways after the former decided to join hands with the BJP in July, triggering a battle for the control of the party. Yadav claimed that by ending the alliance with Lalu Prasad Yadav’s RJD and deserting the greater ‘grand alliance’, Kumar had gone against the party’s national executive’s decision to oppose the BJP.

As the rift between the two widened, Yadav held a ‘national executive’ of the JD(U) here where Chhotubhai Amarsang Vasava was appointed as the acting president. – PTI





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