"If there is any shame left, Sharad Yadav should resign from Rajya Sabha", said JD (U) leader Ajay Alok.
Differences between Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Yadav surfaced after the former parted ways with Lalu Prasad-led Rashtriya Janata Dal and formed a new government with the support of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Bihar last month.
He refused to comment on reports on the JD-U decision to replace him as the parliamentary party leader. "All the party legislators, leaders, who are close to the government for personal benefit are with Nitish, but leaders and workers close to the people are with me", Sharad said.
He said, when we are together in government in Bihar, it is only natural that our party joins the Union government.
Yadav remained unfazed, asserting that the JD (U) "belonged to him and not just to Kumar". "If you are protesting, appealing against Nitish Kumar, he (Sharad Yadav) should resign from his Rajya Sabha post".
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.
Anwar was suspended from the JD (U) parliamentary party for participating in the Opposition meeting called by Congress president Sonia Gandhi. He also said the Congress president was trying to "interfere" in the JD (U)'s internal matters, he said.
Speculation swirled over his remarks that the party could suspend him.
Can Sharad Yadav split the party.
Ansari said that everyone, be it opposition parties, social leaders or anyone with human values, should unite against the "divisive forces" (BJP and RSS). We are not going to get cowed down by such threats.