'No question of forming new party', clarifies Sharad Yadav

| Updated: Aug 04, 2017 01:45 IST

New Delhi [India], Aug 03 (ANI): Refuting his close aide Vijay Verma's statement, senior Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) leader Sharad Yadav on Thursday said that he wasn't thinking of forming a new party. "Vijay Verma is my old companion. Whatever he said, he said it out of emotions. There is no question of forming a new party," Yadav told ANI. Yesterday, Verma said that Yadav, who is unhappy with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's sudden desertion of the grand alliance, may form a new party. Meanwhile, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders met Sharad Yadav at his residence earlier today. RJD spokesperson Manoj Jha said they met the JD(U) leader to discuss problems related with farmers, labourers and the 'disappointed' common man. Nitish Kumar ended the coalition government with the RJD and Congress on July 26 by resigning as the Bihar Chief Minister. However, he formed the government with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) the very next day. Yadav vocally expressed his disappointment over Nitish 'cheating with the mandate of the people of Bihar.' (ANI)