Agenda of new front to be decided on Dec 4: Sharad Yadav

Meerut: JD(U) President Sharad Yadav has said the agenda of a new front to counter the BJP-led government will be prepared in its upcoming meeting in the national capital on December 4.

PTI| Last Updated: Dec 02, 2014, 22:29 PM IST

Meerut: JD(U) President Sharad Yadav has said the agenda of a new front to counter the BJP-led government will be prepared in its upcoming meeting in the national capital on December 4.

The meeting, scheduled to be held at SP supremo Mulayam Singh's residence, will include discussions on the name, structure and stance of the new party, Yadav said on the sidelines of a function here last night.

"We are trying to bring together people with similar ideologies in the proposed front. This third front will emerge as the voice of the middle-class," he said.

On whether Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) will join the new front, Yadav said it has to be decided by party chief Ajit Singh.

Speaking on the occasion, JD(U) General Secretary K C Tyagi said former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, RJD president Lalu Yadav, INLD leader Abhay Chautala will be among the leaders set to attend the meeting on December 4.

The party may be named Samajwadi Janata Dal, he said, adding a consensus may be reached to appoint Mulayam Singh Yadav as the front president.

Launching an attack on the ruling BJP, Sharad Yadav alleged the party is trying to divide the country on communal grounds.

They are not concerned about unemployed youth and farmer suicides, he said.

Replying to a question, the JD(U) president said certain misunderstandings had emerged between party leaders and Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi which have now been resolved.