Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav on Sunday alleged that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government at the Centre is not concerned about farmers, urging the latter to provide immediate relief to those affected by unseasonal rains.
Raising qualms over the formation of Janata Parivar, Shiv Sena on Friday said that the leaders in the new front have been constantly at loggerheads with each other and it is impossible to say when would they stab one another for political gains.
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Manoj Tiwari on Thursday lashed out at the Janata Parivar parties' merger, saying its members were only interested in protection and political upliftment of their own family members.
Terming the merger of six 'Janata Parivar' offshoots as a "failed experiment", BJP today said these parties' only agenda is to "capture" power and described their leaders as those who have been "brand ambassadors" of misgovernance and corruption.
In an attempt to tackle the Narendra Modi-powered BJP, the six parties from the erstwhile 'Janata Parivar' have finally decided to come together and name the new political front as 'Samajwadi Janata Party', reports said on Wednesday.
Six parties from the erstwhile Janata Parivar are set to merge on Wednesday under the leadership of Mulayam Singh Yadav, a development which comes ahead of Bihar Assembly elections slated later this year and the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.
BJP on Saturday mocked Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for imparting lesson on "sushasan" (good governance) to RJD MLAs and said that the Kumar has played a "cruel joke" by entrusting responsibility to carry forward governance to RJD.
Padma awards are given only to the "dishonest" and those from the upper echelons of society, JD(U) president Sharad Yadav said and asked socialist-minded people to spurn the honour, in remarks that could stoke a controversy.
Days after RJD gave its nod for merger of splinter parties of erstwhile Janata Parivar, JD(U) has also given green signal to the merger process and authorised its president Sharad Yadav and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to carry the exercise ahead.
Opposition BJP on Tuesday slammed Nitish Kumar government for not initiating stern action in respect to the washing of socialist leader Ram Manohar Lohia's statue after former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi had garlanded it.
JD(U) president Sharad Yadav on Saturday attacked the NDA government over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks on addressing farmers' woes, alleging that they are only "selling dreams" and have "no policy or programme".