Earlier within the day, former Union minister Sharad Yadav merged his Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) led by Lalu Prasad Yadav on the former’s residence in Delhi.
Reacting to the choice taken by each the events, Tejashwi Yadav mentioned, “The choice (merging of LJD into RJD) taken by Sharad Yadav was the demand of the folks. It has given a message to different opposition events that it is excessive time we must always have united in 2019 however it’s higher late than by no means.”
“What Sharad ji has carried out is now written without end. It’s nice to see each the brothers collectively on the stage,” he mentioned.
After asserting the merger of the 2 events, Sharad Yadav mentioned that the transfer is the “first step in the direction of (the formation of) a united Opposition”.
“Merger of our occasion with the RJD is step one in the direction of forging the Opposition unity. It is crucial that the entire Opposition will get united throughout India to defeat the BJP. As of now, unification is our precedence. It’s going to be solely after that we’d take into consideration who will lead the united Opposition,” he added.
Sharad Yadav had fashioned the LJD in 2018 after parting his methods from Janata Dal (United) over the occasion’s alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Social gathering.
The LJD by no means fought elections since its inception whereas its chief Sharad Yadav misplaced the 2019 Lok Sabha polls from Madhepura on the RJD ticket. Sharad Yadav was the Cupboard Minister within the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA authorities on the Centre.
The 2 leaders, by the way, have come collectively after a spot of 25 years. They’d parted methods in 1997 when Lalu Prasad Yadav had based the RJD and Sharad Yadav together with Nitish Kumar launched the JD(U).
Lalu Prasad Yadav was later convicted within the fodder rip-off.
He rode the “Mandal” politics bandwagon within the Nineteen Nineties to dominate Bihar politics, in addition to taking part in a key position in nationwide politics.
After the LJD-RJD merger, the RJD is prone to nominate Sharad Yadav to the Rajya Sabha throughout biennial polls for the Higher Home slated for June.