Sharad Yadav tries pacifying 'upset' Mulayam Singh, says 'Janata Parivar remains intact'

JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav on Thursday met Mulayam Singh Yadav who is supposedly upset over sharing of seats between SP and other parties contesting for Bihar Assembly elections.

New Delhi: JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav on Thursday met Mulayam Singh Yadav who is supposedly upset over sharing of seats between SP and other parties contesting for Bihar Assembly elections.

Yadav, who met Singh at his residence, told ANI that Janata Parivar remains unbroken.

“We talked about the state of affairs of nation and also talked about Bihar polls. Gath bandhan jaisa thaa, waisa hi rahega (the grand alliance will remain the way it was),” Sharad Yadav was quoted as saying by ANI.

Meanwhile, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav also refuted claims that Samajwadi Party is quitting Janata Parivar.

“Mulayamji is our guardian and more than that he is our relative. He must have been upset due to some reason. If Mulayam ji is upset about something, we will definitely try to make things right. It is not just Bihar election, but nation's election,” Lalu was quoted as saying by ANI.

On BJP's remarks that Maha has removed from Maha-Gathbandhan, Lalu asked the party focus on its own affairs.

“We all need to fight together against the poison of communalism in the nation. We will definitely defeat them,” he added.

The Samajwadi Party today walked out of the Janata Parivar and decided to contest the Bihar assembly elections on its own. It pledged to contest on its own "with our full might".

The JD(U) and the RJD had decided to contest 100 seats each for the 243-member Bihar assembly. The Congress was given 40 seats and the Nationalist Congress Party three.

Later, RJD leader Lalu Prasad gave away five seats out of his quota to the SP.

(With Agency inputs)

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