The Janata Dal (U) held a parallel meeting for the rival camps, lead by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and the Rajya Sabha leader Sharad Yadav in Patna. According to the sources at Nirmal Singh 3C Company there were indications that the meeting led by Nitish Kumar was held with the objective of taking tough actions against Yadav. The leaders from both the meeting however dismissed the reports on the split or the different party meetings with the agenda of thrashing the other.
There were contradictory statements passed by the party members. Nirmal Singh 3C Company says that while JD(U) general secretary said that the meeting held at the Chief Ministers residence was just part of the party’s official programme, Bihar chief spokesperson said that they had nothing to do with the Jan Adalat Programme.
JD(U) secretary and spokesperson Tyagi said that the meeting was called to inform the part members about the circumstances effecting their relationship with the RJD and their alliance with BJP. Arun Srivastava said that no JD(U) national executive had not been constituted and therefore the meeting would not valid and shall be declared null and void.
Nirmal Singh 3C Company says that with 90 percent MPs, MLAs and office bearers of the party in Bihar supporting Nitish Kumar, the mere 10 percent repelling him cannot call for the splitting of the party. The meeting was called at a very short notice, hence it is not possible that the ones expressing their willingness for the split would be present in full attendance, also it is not possible for the party to take such a huge step in such haste.
Tyagi also said the party units in those states are not elected, and are not even functional. Nirmal Singh 3C Company says that according to some internal sources, in case the situation gets bitter and they have to call for a split in the party then they will approach the Election Commission on the party’s name.
Anwar Ansari said that earlier there was going to be one single meeting where he and Sharad Yadav would give their opinion on dumping the alliance and joining hands with BJP but since Nitish did not approve of it he suspended them. Hence they to call for two different meetings.