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Rebel JD-U legislators meet Sharad Yadav to vent resentment

IANS 08 Jun 2014, 17:47:38 IST
Patna: Nearly half a dozen rebel legislators of Bihar's ruling JD-U, expressing resentment over functioning of the party, Sunday met party president Sharad Yadav here and informed him about their stand and grievances, said a party leader.

Sharad Yadav, who arrived here from Delhi Saturday night, listened to the rebel legislators and assured them that their grievances would be addressed by the party, said a Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader is close to Sharad Yadav.

The rebel legislators, including Poonam Devi, Gayanu Singh, Ravinder Rai, Neeraj Bablu and Anil Kumar, met the party president. "The rebel JD-U legislators also discussed their future course with Sharad Yadav," the leader said.

Sensing growing resentment within the party ever since Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi expanded the state cabinet last week, the JD-U is likely not to field its candidate in the by-election for three Rajya Sabha seats, which is scheduled for later this month.

According to JD-U leaders, the party may put up Sharad Yadav for one seat and leave two other seats as it fears defeat of its candidates because of the resentment and possibility of cross-voting.