JD(U) ends 17-year-old alliance with BJP, quits NDA - Times of India
The JD(U) on Sunday formally announced the split of its 17-year-old ties with the BJP in Bihar and walked out of the NDA.
Addressing a news conference with Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar in Patna, JD(U) president Sharad Yadav also announced his resignation as NDA convener.
Since there was divergence of opinion on basic issues, we decided to part ways, Sharad Yadav said justifying the party's decision to end the alliance. [article]