Samajwadi Party quits the Nitish Kumar-led ‘grand alliance’ in Bihar ahead of the polls in November. Mulayam Singh Yadav-led SP says it feels insulted at not being consulted over seat sharing for the Bihar polls and will go it alone.
In recent political development, the former Union Minister and RJD VP Raghunath Jha quits party to join Samajwadi Party
Samajwadi Party has not been allotted any seat in the upcoming polls, and has complained of complete neglect. The Nationalist Congress Party, an ally, had also questioned the “meagre” three seats offered to it, while JD(U) and RJD got 100 each and Congress 40, and termed it “an insult” by alliance partners.
“SP played the biggest role in bringing Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad together, as well as, forging the secular grand alliance. But, in turn it has been completely ignored. We were not even consulted during seat distribution. We have started indefinite fast to protest this treatment meted out to us,” SP Bihar unit president Ram Chandra Yadav said.