New Delhi [India], September 8 (ANI): Janata Dal (United) leader K.C.Tyagi on Friday reiterated that the party is backing Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and that Sharad Yadav doesn't hold the right to call for a party meeting as he is not the president any more.
Speaking on Sharad Yadav's call for a National Executive meeting and a National Council meeting, Tyagi said that Yadav doesn't hold the power to call a meeting.
He said, "In what capacity has he called for a meeting? He is not the party president any more. He himself gave that position to Nitish Kumar. So he cannot call a meeting any more."
The JD(U), headed by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, approached the Election Commission earlier today to file a counter plea against a petition submitted earlier by breakaway group led by 'rebel' Sharad Yadav, stating that it was the real party and staking claim to the party symbol. (ANI)