It is been just over two months and euphoria over the much talked about political realignment in Hindi heartland seems to be steaming down. The ‘Janata Parivar’ is yet to take shape and it hangs on a fragile fate with reports and rumour surfacing regularly about the differences within the ‘proposed’ members of the Parivaar. However, one among them is optimistic and sure about the alliance taking place.
JD (U) President and an old socialists politician Sharad Yadav insists that both the RJD and JD (U) will contest upcoming Bihar polls as the partners with common a objective.
“The unity is bound to happen as it is the need of the hour. The nation needs it. All of us will contest election together. Congress, JD-U, RJD, NCP and others will fight together,” Sharad Yadav told the news agency in Patna.
Sharad Yadav’s claims have come a day after what is termed a crucial meeting between Lalu Prasad’s points man Bhola Yadav and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday. Nitish has been meeting his party legislators and MPs seeking their views on an overall alliance and also on the ramification of going alone.
Also, Lalu Prasad had debunked various reports about the differences between him and the CM Nitish Kumar. He asserted that all such rumours are floated by those having driven by a vested interests. Lalu further claimed that he “committed to fighting communal forces”.
And on Thursday, Sharad Yadava too dismissed any rumours and speculations over the future of alliance.
“The unity (of Janata Parivar parties) has already been announced. Now the announcement will materialise. It will materialise as the country needs it…I am confident about the unity,” Sharad Yadav said.
“I cannot give a date but unity will happen,” JD (U)’s senior most leaders said though he didn’t clarify if alliance was only about the Bihar elections later this year or was it a bigger ‘janata parivar’.
Sharad Yadav had also met Lalu Yadav on Wednesday, though he refused to divulge what transpired in his talks with the RJD chief, saying these things cannot be shared with the media.
“I am in touch with everyone. These things cannot be disclosed to media,” he told the press.
Yadav also refused to comment on the recent war of words between the leaders of the two parties over the issue of projection of Nitish Kumar as the Chief Ministerial candidate of the alliance.
“I do not give statements on statements. But the alliance will happen,” he insisted.
(With inputs from PTI)