Yadav keeps Janata Parivar united

Yadav keeps Janata Parivar united

Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chief Sharad Yadav has emerged as the peacemaker in the troubled Janata Parivar.

His close associates claim Yadav has almost succeeded in forging a grand alliance of anti-BJP parties, including the JD-U, RJD, Congress and the Left.  

They claim that the JD-U chief has been able to resolve differences between RJD chief Lalu Prasad and JD-U leader Nitish Kumar.

“He has been consistent in his approach since the very beginning. He was the one who floated the idea of coming together of Janata Parivar parties.  The humiliating debacle of Janata Parivar parties in the Lok Sabha polls had unnerved leaders and they were clueless,” said a senior  leader.

“It was Sharadji who brought Nitishji and Laluji together and convinced Mulayam Singh of the necessity of merging Janata Parivar parties,” he claims.

JD-U leaders say he consistently pursued the merger issue and made all leaders agree to join hands. Both Lalu and Nitish were quick to accept the idea and announced their willingness to join hands. Lalu also gave unconditional support to the JD-U government in Bihar.

Near-merger

According to JD-U leaders, Yadav had almost succeeded in making merger a reality. He was able to convince Mulayam Singh despite the opposition of his brother and general secretary of Samajwadi Party Ramgopal Yadav.

“The actual merger could not materialise because Lalu and Nitish could not agree on the formula for seat distribution for Bihar Assembly elections. Mulayam asked these leaders to first resolve their differences and then come for a merger,” said JD-U leaders.

According to them, when Lalu had not only backed out from the merger, but also threatened to break alliance with Nitish for Assembly polls, Yadav continued communicating with the RJD leader.

“He did not lose hope. Nitish and Lalu had stopped communicating with each other, but the JD-U chief remained firm that there should be a grand alliance to defeat the BJP. In an atmosphere of hostility between the two leaders from Bihar, Yadav visited the state and shared dais with Lalu,” the leaders said.

They also claim he is playing an active role in bringing the Congress, Left and the NCP into the proposed grand alliance against the BJP.

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