Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav said JD(U) and RJD together with the Congress, will contest in the upcoming assembly polls in Bihar. The JD(U) chief said the parties will fight to challenge the resurgent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). It rejected the reports of widening differences between Lalu Yadav and Nitish Kumar.
“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,” Yadav told PTI on phone from Patna.
The leader’s remarks come just a day after a meeting between RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s pointsman Bhola Yadav and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, who is meeting party legislators and parliamentarians to get feedback about the situation arising out of the logjam over the tie-up.
In the meeting yesterday, Prasad had said that the reality was different from what was being propagated through “vested interests” and that he is “committed to fighting communal forces”.
Amid speculations in the media, that the BJP could be egging on Prasad not to go for an alliance with Kumar, and the fate of the alliance between JD-U and RJD, Sharad said, “The unity (of Janata Parivar parties) has already been announced. Now the announcement will materialise. It will materialise as the country needs it.”