Also, he took a dig at Yadav for calling Nitish Kumar's JD-U "sarkari party" saying: "When he (Yadav) was minister in the NDA government, then it was not a sarkari party but a revolutionary party".
However, he said that Yadav has not been removed from the party.
Yadav remained unfazed, asserting that the JD (U) "belonged to him and not just to Kumar".
Paswan also said that an inquiry should be made in the death of around 60 children in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh and action should be taken against the responsible. In a tweet on Saturday morning, Shah spoke about their meeting on Friday and that he had invited Nitish to join the BJP's coalition. Sharad Yadav said that he remains committed to the Congress-led opposition, which is trying to fight the growing influence of NDA.
Earlier, Shrivastava, who is travelling with Yadav in Bihar to garner public support, claimed that 20 JDU MLAs are with them, but he had pointed out that they would not join them since they will have to give up the party membership in that case for indulging in anti-party activities.
RCP Singh, a confidante of the chief minister, will replace Yadav as the party leader in Parliament's Upper House.
Meanwhile, PM Narendra Modi will be meeting Nitish again in August-end to discuss the Bihar package.
Ansari said that everyone, be it opposition parties, social leaders or anyone with human values, should unite against the "divisive forces" (BJP and RSS). "I am not afraid of anyone as I stand by my principles", he added. Leading the charge has been his younger son Tejashwi Yadav, who was Deputy Chief Minister in the previous version of the Nitish Kumar government.
"Yesterday (Friday) they suspended me from the parliamentary party".
He said, "As far as Yadav talking to Shahabuddin and Nitish talking to Anant Singh goes, Singh was not an inmate of a jail and was Nitish's MLA".
The JD (U) on Saturday affirmed that there is no split in the party, however, adding it's not hopeful of Yadav and Ali Anwar of attending the party meeting on August 19.