Mon, 17 Jun 2013 22:15:00 GMT | By PTI

Will consider returning to NDA if Advani returns at helm: Sharad Yadav

The JD(U) president says BJP has sidelined Advani and will consider rejoining NDA if the veteran leader is given his due

Will consider returning to NDA if Advani returns at helm: Sharad Yadav (© PTI)

Patna: A day after walking out of NDA, JD(U) president Sharad Yadav on Monday said his party could consider coming back to the alliance if veteran BJP leader L K Advani gets back at the helm of the party. "Advani aye to dekha jayega (we will see if Advani returns at the helm of affairs)," Yadav told reporters before going to a JD(U) meeting meet at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's official residence.

"We had fought 2009 elections projecting Advani as our Prime Ministerial candidate," Yadav, who announced resigning as NDA convenor on Sunday, said. He asked mediapersons to ask BJP leaders about this (Advani's return at helm of party affairs).

"He (Advani) has been sidelined within the party," he said expressing pain for the veteran BJP leader. The JD(U) president had announced break-up with NDA on Sunday after walking together for 17 long years over elevation of Narendra Modi as campaign committee chief of BJP for 2014 elections.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today accused its estranged ally of "betraying" and "cornering" elders in the party in an oblique reference to Advani over the Narendra Modi issue.

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