NEW DELHI: India has got another political party with six outfits broken from the previous Janata Parivar uniting once again to take on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) juggernaut. Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is set to be the Chief of the party and will work as the National President for the newly formed party that is yet to get its name, symbol and flag.
JDU President Sharad Yadav on Wednesday announced the merger of Samajwadi Party, Janata Dal United, Rashtriya Janata Dal, Indian National Lok Dal, Janata Dal Secular and Samajwadi Janata Party at the residence of Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Sharad Yadav declared the formation of a panel including Mulayam Singh Yadav, RJD chief Lalu Prasad, INLD leader OP Chautala, Sharad Yadav, Kamal Morarka and Ram Gopal that will decide over the name of the newest Indian political party, its symbol, flag, strategy and ideology.
The first major challenge of this party would be the Bihar elections later this year which is a major focus of the BJP.
The BJP started an early campaign on Tuesday ahead of the elections. Party President Amit Shah during the campaign declared, “I want to tell Lalu Yadav and Nitish, a zero plus zero is always equal to zero. So no matter what you intend to do, the BJP will win the upcoming elections in Bihar by a large margin.”