JD(S) leader and former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy on Monday sought a CBI inquiry into Arkavathi Layout land de-notification, an issue on which the Opposition has targeted Chief Minister Siddaramaiah alleging irregularities.
The merger of Janata Parivar offshoots was on track, JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Saturday asserted after a meeting with Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav where RJD President Lalu Prasad was also present to discuss issues like flag and symbol of the proposed outfit.
Lashing out at the deteriorating law and order situation of the state, the state unit of Janata Dal (United), RJD, Samajwadi Party and Janata Dal(Secular) on Monday forged an alliance and decided to fight the next Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections together.
Facing a formidable challenge in their turfs from Narendra Modi-led BJP, several splinter groups of erstwhile Janata Dal are likely to choose a common leader during the coming winter session of parliament to put up a united fight.
Former Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma on Thursday termed as futile the efforts of SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav to bring six political parties of 'Janata parivar' (family) together and said that they would have seek Congress's help in the task of countering resurgent BJP.
Former Karnataka chief minister and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) leader H.D. Kumaraswamy won from the Ramanagaram assembly constituency on Wednesday but his wife lost the poll to the Samajwadi Party (SP) nominee.