12 August, 2017
Arriving in Patna, Yadav said that Kumar had broken the pact with the electorate. He had claimed that that the original party is with him.
The MPs met Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu to hand him a letter appointing Singh as the leader of the JD (United) in the Upper House, the leader said. "Thank you for your support Sharad ji", the Congress Rajya Sabha member tweeted after his victory, in reply to Yadav's tweet congratulating him for a victory "in spite of toughest hurdles". As far as the party is concerned, it has already taken its decision. On many occasions, he had openly reflected his views against the decision.
A day after high-voltage drama on the Rajya Sabha election day in Gujarat, the Congress on Wednesday appeared focussed on regrouping and re-analysing the work cut out for the next big test for the party: the state Assembly elections later this year. The Congress President will chalk out future political strategies for secular parties.
The Congress and BJP both dispatched high powered delegations to the Election Commission in New Delhi - twice in a matter of less than 12 hours - with the former seeking disqualification of Bhola Bhai and Raghav Bhai - and the latter insisting that they hadn't broken any polling rules and so their votes - cast in favour of BJP nominee Rajput - should be held valid. About yesterday's vote, Modwadia said two MLAs of key ally NCP, Jayant Bosky and Kandhal Jadeja, did not vote for Ahmed Patel.
Meanwhile, BJP President Amit Shah, who had met Bihar CM and JD (U) president Nitish Kumar in New Delhi on Friday, has formally invited JD (U) to become part of the NDA government at the Centre. With Gujarat going to polls in December, it's time that the party begins to re-build its cadre and regain lost ground in a state which till few months ago showed heavy signs of anti-incumbency for the first time in almost 15 years.