New Delhi: Former MP and ex-Janta Dal United (JDU) leader Sharad Yadav & journalist-turned-politician MP Ali Anwar who has been detached from the party last year have floated his own political party Loktantrik Janta Dal (LJD) in Delhi today.
Sharad Yadav made an official announcement of the party in Delhi after the approval of Election Commission of India (ECI) today. He was the founder member and mentor of the JDU, which is in power in Bihar state since 2004 led by Nitish Kumar.
As Bihar CM Nitish Kumar formed the government with the support of BJP last year by leaving ex-Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav’s party Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD), the ideological conflict arose between both the leaders and later duo separated.
Speaking on the foundation day of his new party, Sharad Yadav said, “The reason behind forming this party is to give an option to the voters. Today, democracy, constitutional institutions is under threat and being misused for their own benefits by the current Narendra Modi-led NDA government.
Referring to the Karnataka election, Goa election, he said, “The recent developments are disturbing. The democracy is under threat during current government; their ideology is not for united India but to break India. So, all the political forces should come together to keep them away from the throne and save the constitution as well as country.”
Later, they also passed several resolutions likewise Political, foreign, Economic and agenda of the newly formed party.
Following the event, ex-MP Ali Anwar said that the mid-night change of government in Bihar is a matter of betrayal. Without taking name of any leader, he said, “The current Bihar government is against the voters will. Leaders have betrayed the voters and people of Bihar. Voters will teach them lesson in the upcoming elections.”