Lucknow: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday said issues of national importance and those related to the state would be strongly raised during the forthcoming session of Parliament.
"We will raise issues of national importance and those related to the interest of the state strongly in Parliament and leaders of other factions of 'Janata Parivar' will cooperate with SP," Mulayam said while addressing party workers at the SP headquarters here.
On the move to unite 'Janata Parivar', Mulayam said, "We have arrived on a consensus to fight against communal forces. We will create pressure on the central government to fulfil promises made to the people."
Mulayam said that in the last general elections SP got less than one per cent votes, due to which its number reduced in Lok Sabha, but people still have faith in the party.
The SP supremo had hosted a lunch for leaders of five political parties -- JD(U), JD(S), INLD, SJP and RJD -- at his residence in Delhi on Thursday last.
JD(U) leaders Sharad Yadav and Nitish Kumar, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, JD(S) leader H D Deve Gowda, INLD's Dushyant Chautala and SJP's Kamal Morarka attended the lunch.
The six political parties of the 'Janata parivar' (family) had decided to come together to present a united front against the Government in the Winter Session of Parliament and have not ruled out the possibility of a merger in the future to take on a resurgent BJP.