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Janata Parivar unites to counter Narendra Modi Govt

New Delhi, Dec 04: All constituents of the "Janata Parivaar" have decided to come together once again and float a party to fight against Narendra Modi-led BJP government. The Samajwadi Party, JD(U), JD(S) and RJD on Thursday announced to merge into a single party.

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav will take a decision regarding the merger and decide the agenda of the proposed party.

The decision was announced by JD(U) leader and former Bihar CM Nitish Kumar after a marathon meeting attended by all the leaders of united front held at the residence of Mlayam Singh in the national capital today.

"There is a broad agreement that there should be unity among the parties. We have to unite inside and outside the Parliament. All these parties will hold a dharna on Dec 22 in Delhi to highlight issues like black money, farmer distress and unemployment."

We must unite and work for development, Nitish said, adding that Mulayam Singh has been authorised to take the process of merger forward.

"We have same ideology. In today's political context, the opposition should unite. When we unite then our voice will have power," he added.

When asked whether the new party will be formed out of Modi fear, he said that it was not fear about any person but it will be formed for the nation and the decision will be about the nation.

Among those who were present at the meeting were former prime minister HD Deve Gowda, RJD president Lalu Yadav and INLD leader Abhay Chautala, SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, and JDU chief Sharad Yadav besides Nitish.

Reports said that the new party will called as Samajwadi Janata Dal and Mulayam may be anointed as the president.

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