The Rashtriya Janata Dal today received yet another blow when party strongman Subhash Yadav and brother-in-law of former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav resigned from the party calling it a sinking boat.
"RJD is a sinking boat and none will like to ride this boat during the upcoming Assembly elections in Bihar. The captain of the RJD ship has lived his life and he is not in a position to navigate the RJD ship to the jetty," Yadav, who resigned from the primary membership of the party, told reporters here.
He alleged that his brother-in-law was behaving like a dictator and giving preference to sycophants having no base in Bihar. The former RJD Rajya Sabha MP said that the days of his charismatic brother-in law and undisputed leader of the Yadavs were over and hence he should bid farewell to politics and allow the new generation of politicians to emerge.
"Lalu Prasad should retire from politics as he has lost the sway over the voters particularly the Muslims and Yadavs and he would bite the dust during the upcoming Assembly elections," Yadav said and added that the reins of the party should be handed over to the younger generation for the party to survive.
On joining the Congress or the JD (U), he said he would decide in a couple of days after consulting his supporters. He praised Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for controlling the deteriorating law and order situation and said that he must be given a chance to rule the state for yet another term.
Meanwhile, reacting to media reports Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee spokesman and media in-charge Premchandra Mishra said the party is not willing to induct Subhash Yadav into the fold.
"We induct leaders to the party fold on the basis of merit. The party has decided to give preference to those leaders who had stood with the party during its bad days," Mishra said.