RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Sunday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah to do whatever they could against him and his family but warned that he and his party will continue to work for the defeat of "communal forces" in the 2019 General Elections.
But feedback from the party's Bihar unit as well as an assessment by AICC managers indicated it would be better if the Gandhis stayed away from Lalu's show to avoid the charge of supporting a tainted leader.
While Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad is organising a rally of Opposition parties "BJP Bhagao, Desh Bachao" at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on August 27, the Congress has planned a similar public meeting at Padri in Valsad district of Gujarat on September 1.
Tyagi claimed that the participation Sharad at the Opposition rally proves his involvement in "anti-party activities", which is suffice to terminate his Rajya Sabha membership as per the tenth schedule of the Constitution.
It must be mentioned that Lalu's sons Tej Pratap Yadav and Tejashwi, who was the former deputy chief minister have been termed as the main "astra" in the fight against BJP and Nitish Kumar.
Speaking to ANI here, Singh said, "Those who participated in the rally are in search of their existence as the countrymen have already rejected them".
JD (U) leader K.C. Tyagi, in a letter to Yadav, had asked him to skip the rally and that if he attends it would mean that he has quit the party voluntarily. Till last week, either Sonia or her son and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi were scheduled to attend the Patna rally. Sharad Yadav echoed the same thoughts as Lalu and said without naming Nitish Kumar that his shadow betrayed him.
"Yadav was informed that if he attends the rally, it would be considered anti party activity", Tyagi added, further remarking that Sharad has given up party membership himself.
He said no other political party will now believe a "turncoat" like Mr Kumar.