In an indirect reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav said Thursday that the merging of the Janata Parivar will rid the nation of ‘wrong hands’.
“The country has gone into the wrong hands, and to correct this mistake, we are forming a merger. We want to correct what happened in Bihar and other states. Today, unemployment, inflation, farmer suicides is on a high. Also, I would like to say that the Bihar elections are going to be historic this time,” said Yadav.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav had earlier denied reports of growing differences between him and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
According to reports, the assembly polls in Bihar would be held most likely in September or October this year.
The BJP, which along with its allies had won 31 of the 40 seats in Bihar in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, is set for a battle against a united Janata Parivar comprising of the JD (U) and RJD.