New Delhi: Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) leader Sharad Yadav and Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) leader Upendra Kushwaha likely to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls under one banner. Sharad Yadav’s LJD will be merged into Kushwaha’s RLSP.
Senior LJD leader and close associate of Sharad Yadav, Arun Shrivastava spoke to Newsd and didn’t deny the possibility of the merger and said that like-minded people and parties should join hands together against Narendra Modi led NDA government and if the merger happens it will only strengthen the unity against such forces.
Sharad Yadav who is fighting against the expulsion from Janata Dal-United (JDU) as Member of Parliament of Rajya Sabha.
Janata Dal (United) has stated in Delhi High Court that Sharad Yadav has floated his own party, thus he has been suspended as Rajya Sabha MP. JDU has produced the CDs and posters of the event in which Sharad Yadav claimed to have announced his own Party at Delhi’s Talkatora Stadium.
“Kushwaha earlier met with Sharad Yadav and both parties expressed common interest and also shared common political understandings,” says the senior leader of LJD Arun Shrivastav.
On the question of possible merger of both parties, Arun Shrivastava speaking with Newsd said that: “RLSP has given the ultimatum to his partner NDA for November 30 regarding the final call of seat sharing ahead of Lok Sabha 2019. We both share same political understanding, therefore, there is no problem in contesting together, but who will merge with whom such decisions are not made in haste.”
He further added that we will contest together in Bihar and under one party banner, but the final picture will be clear post-November 30.