The Janata Dal (United) said that that the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) cannot break the united opposition of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), and Janata Dal (United).
JD(U) leader, Sharad Yadav, said that Lalu Yadav is an integral part of the united opposition.
“This tirade which has been unleashed against Lalu Yadav and his family because the BJP wants to break the united opposition, but this is impossible, we will unite”, he said.
Meanwhile, Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar, is unlikely to attend the opposition meeting to decide their vice-presidential candidate on Tuesday.
The news of him being unwell is doing the rounds, but speculation is widespread that he wants to avoid the media in view of the recent Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raids on the RJD chief and alliance partner, Lalu Yadav and his family. Reportedly, he is also frowned over the opposition’s criticism of him for not siding with their choice as presidential candidate, Meira Kumar.
However, Nitish has called national and state lawmakers of Janata Dal (United) party for a meeting in Patna on Tuesday.