New Delhi: Sharad Yadav may come again to the Janata Dal (United) fold earlier than the Bihar assembly elections, individuals shut to the previous JD(U) nationwide president mentioned.

Several senior celebration leaders together with chief minister Nitish Kumar have known as and spoken to Yadav in the previous couple of days, paving the way in which for his return, they mentioned.

Yadav had left JD(U) in 2017 after the celebration underneath Kumar moved away from the grand alliance with RJD and Congress, and joined BJP to kind the brand new authorities. In May 2018, he fashioned his personal celebration Loktantrik Janata Dal. But in 2019 he contested Lok Sabha elections from Madhepura on RJD ticket and misplaced.

Yadav was admitted in a Gurgaon hospital for the previous one month and acquired discharged on Sunday.

JD(U) principal secretary basic Okay C Tyagi known as Yadav whereas he was in hospital, individuals shut to Yadav mentioned. Tyagi additionally facilitated a chat between the chief minister and Yadav’s spouse. Later Kumar additionally spoke to Yadav. The talks have been taken ahead by Bihar cupboard minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav on behalf of Kumar, they mentioned.

JD(U) leaders neither confirmed Yadav’s proposed return to the celebration nor denied it.

“Sharad ji was keeping unwell and it was just a courtesy call by me and Kumar to check on his wellbeing,” Tyagi instructed ET.

JD(U) spokesperson Rajiv Ranjan mentioned there shouldn’t be any shock if Yadav returned. “Sharad ji is an old socialist leader and has been feeling uneasiness in the grand alliance. No one should be surprised if any such development takes place,” he instructed ET.

As per sources shut to Yadav, there are a number of causes for him to think about returning to JD(U).

For one, he may return to the Rajya Sabha and retain his official residence in Delhi. Yadav was disqualified as Rajya Sabha member in December 2017. He had challenged the disqualification in the Delhi High Court and the case continues to be pending. The Supreme Court has allowed him to retain his official residence until the case is determined. His membership was to finish in July 2022.

Also, Yadav has not been getting consideration from RJD in current occasions, individuals shut to him mentioned. whereas a number of JD(U) leaders have known as him just lately to enquire about his well being, nobody from RJD has known as him, they mentioned.

Even in 2019, when the RJD gave three to 5 tickets to events of Upendra Kushwaha, Jitan Ram Manjhi and Mukesh Sahani, “we were given two tickets and that too on RJD symbol”, an individual shut to Yadav instructed ET. “Even during the recent Rajya Sabha elections, Sharad ji was ignored for some unknown names from RJD.”

Return of the 73-year-old chief has quite a lot of symbolic worth for JD(U) within the wake of upcoming assembly elections.