With Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal (United) holding its national executive meeting on Saturday in Patna, suspended party leader Ali Anwar said on Friday that the Sharad Yadav faction will simultaneously hold a separate meeting.
"Earlier we decided to attend the party's meeting on August 19 but as we all were suspended one by one - and they kept on disrespecting Sharadji - so we called a separate meeting," Anwar told reporters here.
Asserting that the Sharad Yadav-led faction was the real Janata Dal (United), Anwar said the JD(U) headed by Nitish Kumar was BJP's JD(U).
He added that if required, they would approach the Election Commission to seek the party symbol and the name.
Another sacked JD(U) leader, Arun Srivastava, said Nitish Kumar had "become a dictator as he never discussed anything with any other senior leaders in the party" and added that their faction had the support of 14 state units.