Modiphobia! Socialist parties SP, JD-U, reignite Janata Dal to counter resurgent BJP

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New Delhi, Dec 4: Prime Minister Narendra Modi really has made political parties insecure and big proof of that is the Lok Sabha result, where BJP routed all the big parties (Congress, SP, RJD).

Even after that, in these six months, except some small controversies, Modi Government has not given them(Opposition) much scope to corner the saffron party.

Mulayam-Lalu-Nitish to join hands?

Apparently frustrated with the day by day rising popularity of Modi Government , five political parties i.e Mulayam Singh's SP, Lalu Prasad led RJD, Om Prakash Chautala led INLD, Nitish Kumar's JD(U) and Deve Gowda's JD(S) are contemplating to form one single block.

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Reports say that the new party, named Samajwadi Janata Dal will be led by SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav. Other big stalwarts of these oufits will also get important posts.

Reports say that on Thursday there will be a meeting at Mulayam Singh's house where whole plan of this new outfit, Samajwadi Janata Dal will be discussed. A road-map will be prepared about how and when to do all these formalities. This new party which will be second largest opposition bloc after Congress in the Upper House, will be recreation of the Janata Dal of 1990s.

These parties have been toying with the idea from quite some time now. Earlier, they discussed the plan in November also, but probably things didn't work out because of ego clashes.

On November 6, socialist opposition parties SP, JD(U), RJD and JD-S had announced a united front in parliament to counter the BJP led Government.

A luncheon meeting called by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh was attended by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, Janata Dal-United's (JD-U) Nitish Kumar and Sharad Yadav and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) leader HD Deve Gowda along with others.

Talking to the media after the meet, JD-U leader and former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar said the meeting aimed at bringing together the parties that have come out from the original Janata Dal. "We discussed the whole political scenario. We will form a united front in parliament. Our views are same on many issues, and we will get other like minded parties," Nitish Kumar said.

The meet comes months after an attempt failed to form a non-Congress, non-BJP front ahead of Lok Sabha polls. Left parties, which were at the helm of affairs at that time, were not invited to the luncheon meeting. Nitish Kumar, however, said that they will approach other parties with similar views, and Left parties are not ruled out. SP has five members in the Lok Sabha, RJD has four and JD-U and JD-S have two each.

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(With inputs from IANS)

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