New Delhi: The apparent fear of the BJP’s rise under Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to have pushed regional satraps to revive the old Janata Parivar after over a decade, as six regional parties came together on Thursday for a common agenda and a “wish” to merge into one political entity.
The meeting was attended by JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, JD(S) chief H.D. Deve Gowda, Samajwadi Janata Party chief Kamal Morarka, INLD leader Dushyant Choutala and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Had discussions on current political scenario, was decided will work together inside&outside Parl:Nitish Kumar on Non- Cong,Non-BJP meeting— ANI (@ANI_news) December 4, 2014
The new entity is likely to be called ‘Samajwadi Janata Dal.’
"Mulayam Singh has been authorized to work on a merger," Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar said after the meeting.
"We have already decided to work together. Now the next step is a merger to form one party. Mulayam Singh will proceed on that," he added.
According to reports, their first joint protest will be on December 22 against untaxed or black money stashed in foreign bank accounts.
All secular & like-minded parties have decided to come together to fight communal elements within nation: Lalu Yadav pic.twitter.com/TqLdZMNRoV— ANI (@ANI_news) December 4, 2014