Discusses modalities of merger of Janata Parivar parties.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday held a meeting with RJD MLAs and discussed various modalities pertaining to the merger of Janata Parivar parties.
Emerging from the meeting, RJDLP leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui said: “The meeting with the CM symbolises that the merger is imminent and its process has picked pace. Very soon it will be completed. We have been given various responsibilities and we will work to discharge them.”
The RJD with its 24 MLAs is already supporting the JD(U) government in the State.
The hour-long meeting was held at the Chief Minister’s secretariat during which Mr. Kumar discussed with RJD MLAs issues related to governance of the State, politics and elections scheduled later this year, Mr. Siddiqui said.
The RJD MLAs, he said, have been asked to ensure that good governance is maintained and identify areas where development has been slow. Such areas will be taken up as a priority by the government.
Mr. Kumar issued instructions related to governance to the legislators and asked them to ensure that they are complied with.
About the political issues discussed at the meeting, the RJD leader said Mr. Kumar had emphasised that a few specific parties may initiate riots or create communal tension in the society for the sake of garnering votes or capturing power.
“We have been asked to work to expose such parties and their designs. We will counter any attempt to sow disunity in the society and break down the morale of such parties,” the RJD leader said.
Asked about the symbol of the new party, which will come into existence with the merger of JD(U), RJD, Samajwadi Party (SP), Janata Dal (Secular), Indian National Lok Dal, and Samajwadi Janata Party (SJP), Siddiqui said, “Whatever it will be, it will demolish the BJP.”