Modiphobia: Ahead of Bihar polls, Janata pariwar splinter groups join hands, says reports

New Delhi, March 30: With the motive to stop Modi juggernaut, all the constituents of the erstwhile Janata Parivar reportedly have joined hands.This has taken place in the wake of Bihar Assembly election which is scheduled at the end of the year.

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The parties which have decided to come along are Janata Dal United (JDU), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Samajwadi Party (SP), Janata Dai (Secular) (JDS) and Indian National Lok Dal (INLD).

JDU, RJD, SP, JDS, INLD join hands

Report says that the new outfit will be headed by SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav. It is being said that all the formalities regarding formation of Janata pariwar part-2 have been done and soon the formal announcement would be made.

Saffron party pushed parties to the wall

Apparently, cornered by Modi-led Saffron party first in Lok Sabha and then in subsequent State Assembly election, these parties have decided to join hands by putting aside their egos. These parties have been toying with the idea from quite some time now. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said there was no "cloud of uncertainty" over merger of old Janata Parivar splinter groups and that it was on track. 

"The merger vehicle of Janata Parivar is on track and the vehicle is on the run," Kumar told reporters after a conclave on skill development here. "I think the merger will not take much time," he said.

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"The date of the next meeting on merger will be decided soon in which everything will become clear," Kumar said. Kumar, during his recent stay in Delhi, had met Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav, who has been authorised to decide modalities for the merger of Janata Parivar, RJD chief Lalu Prasad and INLD chief Om Prakash Chautala in a bid to speed up the process.

"On March 27, I, Lalu Prasad, Sharad Yadav and Mulayam Singh Yadav held detailed talks on merger issue," Kumar, who is playing a significant role in the amalgam exercise, said. The coming together of splinter parties of old Janata Parivar before Assembly poll in Bihar later this year would be a decisive factor to give BJP a strong challenge.

Earlier, they discussed the plan in November also, but probably things didn't work out because of ego clashes.

OneIndia News

(With inputs from agency)

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