Days after announcement of merger of Janata Parivar, friction was visible among two of its important constituents JD(U) and RJD in the Assembly on Monday with latter pillorying Nitish Kumar government on various issues.
Virtually kick-starting the Janata Parivar's campaign for the Bihar assembly polls later this year, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad on Sunday asked people to vote for the party comprising him and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as it was the "real home" of poor.
As the six Janata Parivar parties merged on Wednesday to become a single party, the BJP said it was a temporary alliance of "political warlords" which would have no impact on Bihar Assembly polls due later this year.
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.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his ally, RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Monday criticised Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut for demanding in an article that voting rights of Muslims should be revoked to stop vote-bank politics.
Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, who was forced to quit two months ago after falling out with the JD(U) leadership, on Monday said he was likely to float a political party and ruled out any pre-poll alliance for the state Assembly elections, due this year.
A day after Shiv Sena MP and editor of party mouthpiece Saamna, Sanjay Raut, stirred controversy for his remarks that voting rights of Muslims should be revoked as the community has often been used to play vote bank politics, the party is now facing flak on Monday.
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.
In an effort to counter the political might of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav announced on Sunday that the merger of six parties of Janata Parivar has already "happened".
Ahead of their crucial battle for power in Bihar, erstwhile allies BJP and state's ruling JD(U) on Friday used the "jungle raj" epithet, frequently employed to describe the Lalu-Rabri rule, to attack each other.
Even as the pictures of kins of examinees climbing up the walls to help their wards cheat in exams remain fresh in people's minds, showing the state of Bihar in a bad light, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief and former CM Lalu Prasad Yada on Monday blurted out another controversial remark.
Notwithstanding its grand headquarters at prime ITO area in the national capital, Lalu Prasad Yadav-led Rashtriya Janata Dal continues to occupy an office in VP House here at a meagre rent of Rs 333 per month.