Tyagi said such a committee would help maintain coordination among NDA allies and put a brake on unnecessary statements issued by different alliance partners. “When Vajpayee was NDA chairman, George Fernandes used to be its national convener. Fernandes served as NDA convener till 2008. He was replaced by Sharad Yadav, who resigned after JD(U) left the alliance,” a senior JD(U) politician told TOI.
Reacting to Tyagi’s demand, BJP functionary and Bihar’s deputy CM Tarkishore Prasad said NDA’s top leadership would take a decision on this. “There is no need for such a demand by JD(U),” he said.