New Delhi: Former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and JD(U) President Sharad Yadav will campaign for INLD candidates in Haryana in the forthcoming Assembly elections due on October 15.
"Sharad Yadav and Nitish Kumar will hold public rallies in different parts of Haryana jointly organised by INLD and JD(U). We also welcome the support extended to INLD (Indian National Lok Dal) by Janata Dal (S) president H D Deve Gowda in the coming assembly elections," JD(U) spokesperson K C Tyagi said in a statement.
Party president Sharad Yadav has already announced his party's support to the Om Prakash Chautala-led INLD in the forthcoming elections.
The party has also called upon all the non-BJP regional outfits to extend their support to ensure the defeat of "divisive" forces in the elections.
"We call upon all the non-BJP regional outfits and its leaders to extend their support ensuring the defeat of divisive forces led by BJP as it will become the turning point of Indian politics for the unity and formation of bigger Janata Dal parivar," Tyagi said.
He said that the party president Sharad Yadav was making all-round efforts and was in touch with many regional outfits.
Both INLD and JD(U) belong to the old Janata Parivar. Tyagi said that the party also welcomed the support of Shiromani Akali Dal patron and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.
He said that the support has has proved to be a moral boosting exercise for INLD in different part of the state.
Shiromani Akali Dal is an allay of BJP-led NDA at the Centre and the two parties are running a coalition government in Punjab.
He said that the upcoming elections in Haryana reminds the party of the elections of the state in 1987 when Chaudhary Devi Lal swept the polls and which became the rallying point and consolidation of Janata Dal in 1988.