Defection of JD-U MLAs not good sign: KC Tyagi

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Published: December 28,2020 10:22 AM
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December 28, 2020: Senior Janata Dal (United) leader KC Tyagi has said that that the defection of six MLAs of his party in Arunachal Pradesh to join Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is not a good sign for

December 28, 2020: Senior Janata Dal (United) leader KC Tyagi has said that that the defection of six MLAs of his party in Arunachal Pradesh to join Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is not a good sign for alliance politics.



Recently, six of the seven JD(U) MLAs of Arunachal Pradesh--Talem Taboh, Hayeng Mangfi, Jikke Tako, Dorjee Wangdi, Kharma, Dongru Siongju and Kanggong Taku-- switched to the BJP.



"We express anguish over six JD (U) MLAs from Arunachal Pradesh joining BJP. This is not a good sign for alliance politics," Tyagi said while addressing a press conference on the sidelines of JD(U)'s national executive meet on Sunday.



Earlier Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar downplayed the exit of the MLAs and said that "they have gone their own way". JD(U) is part of the NDA government in Centre and won Bihar election in a pre-poll alliance with the BJP.



Tyagi also said that an atmosphere of hatred and division is being created in the country in the name of "love jihad".



"An atmosphere of hatred and division is being created in the country in the name of 'love jihad'. Provisions of the Constitution and CrPC give freedom to two adults to choose life partners of their choice irrespective of one's religion or caste," said Tyagi on Sunday.


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