Stating that the emergence of strong secular parties was the need of the hour, CPI on Thursday welcomed the merger of the offshoots of 'Janata Parivar', hoping the six unified outfits will fight "communal" and "anti-nation" march of Narendra Modi-led central government.
Lambasting BJP for "mastering politics of 31 per cent votes where the rest do not matter", senior JD(U) leader and former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said every citizen should be an equal stakeholder and that he "aspired to make this happen".
Days after the announcement that Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav will come together to reincarnate the Janata Dal, the two Yadavs are set to turn the political friendship into relationship.
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.
Senior BJP leader and Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday dismissed as "tried and failed experiments" the ongoing efforts by some parties to resurrect Janata Dal and said his party saw "no problem" with it.
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.