Ahead of today’s Janata Parivar meeting in Delhi to arrive at an understanding over the alliance and its leadership for the Bihar polls, Janata Dal United chief Nitish Kumar met Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.
His meeting with RJD chief Lalu Prasad and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is scheduled for this afternoon. “We have been supporting his government and Rahul and Nitish Kumar have met earlier too,” said senor Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed. “It would be good if the secular votes don’t get divided.”
On April 15, six political parties — including Janata Dal United, Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Samajwadi Party — had announced a merger to revive the united Janata Party. Mulayam Singh Yadav was named the president of the merged entity.