New Delhi, Jun 7 (PTI) On a day the Supreme Court stopped disqualified Rajya Sabha Sharad Yadav from drawing salary and perks, his faction accused the JD(U) of plunging to a “new low” in politics by targeting Yadav in such a manner.Also Read - Russian President Vladimir Putin to Visit New Delhi on December 6 For 21st India-Russia Annual Summit

Arun Kumar Srivastava, a former JD(U) general secretary and Yadav aide, said political rivalry has never played out in such a “personal and vindictive” way. Also Read - Bank Holiday Alert: Banks To Remain Shut For 6 Days From Today | Complete List Here

“It never happened in politics that you go after a rival’s bungalow and salary,” he said. Also Read - Delhi High Court Expresses Displeasure Against Targeting of Manika Batra by TTFI

The apex court has allowed Yadav to retain his official residence.

Srivastava cited examples of Amar Singh, a Rajya Sabha member expelled from the Samajwadi Party, and Pappu Yadav, expelled RJD MP, to say that their parent parties never targeted them in the way the JD(U) has gone after Sharad Yadav.

Sharad Yadav’s residence and salary are a matter between him and the central government but still the JD(U) approached the Supreme Court against the benefits he is getting, Srivastava said.

He noted that the matter is already in the Delhi High Court.

Yadav’s supporters have launched Loktantrik Janata Dal. However, he and his closes aides have not official joined the new party yet as they have staked claim over the election symbol of the JD(U).

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.