Merger of Janata Parivar not possible before Bihar assembly election, says Ram Gopal Yadav


By NewsGram Staff Writer

On Sunday, senior Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav said that the merger of Janata Parivar will not be possible before the Bihar assembly election.

“There is a technical problem. The problem is that if a political party tells the Election Commission that they are going to merge and form a new party, then the original name and symbols of the party will be frozen. The Bihar elections are near and the merger cannot be done in a hurry,” Yadav told ANI.

“We have no right to confuse our voters. So the better option is that both the parties work together and fight the election jointly. We will be signing the death warrant of our party if we do the merger in a hurry,” he added.

On April 15, in a joint press conference the merger announcement was made in the presence of all top Janata Parivar leaders, including  Mulayam, Sharad, Nitish, Lalu and former Prime Minister and JD(S) HD Deve Gowda.

“We don’t have any issue regarding Janata Parivar be united or not, the people did not like this type of juxtaposed party. We are always with the people and are confident to win the Bihar elections,” said, West Bengal BJP president Rahul Sinha.

The Bihar Election, scheduled to be held later this year, will be the first major challenge for Janata Parivar as for years there has been a bitter rivalry between JD (U)’s Nitish Kumar and RJD’s Lalu Prasad.