Senior JD(U) chief and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has lately spoken to each the Yadavs of Uttar Pradesh and the Chautalas of Haryana, asking the warring factions inside the preeminent political households of their respective states to finish their variations, highly-placed sources in JD(U) have instructed The Indian Categorical.
Each the Samajwadi Occasion (SP) of Mulayam Singh Yadav and the Indian Nationwide Lok Dal (INLD) of Om Prakash Chautala have been a part of a unified Janata Dal, earlier than it cut up and was ultimately dissolved in 1999. Based on the sources, the Bihar CM tried to impress upon members of the 2 households that their unity was important earlier than any doable reunion of the Janata Dal household, which was crucial to the formation of a nnational anti-BJP entrance forward of the 2024 Basic Elections.
Nitish was in Saifai village in Etawah final week to pay tribute to the SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav, who handed away earlier this month. The sources stated he took the chance to talk along with Mulayam’s youthful brother Shivpal Singh Yadav and their cousin Ram Gopal Yadav, the SP secretary-general and Rajya Sabha MP, and requested them to unite. Mulayam’s son and SP nationwide president Akhilesh Yadav was not current on the dialogue.
Sources stated when Nitish raised the subject with Ram Gopal, the latter requested him to talk with Shivpal first. Shivpal responded by saying he was all the time in favour of unity, and would observe no matter he’s requested to do. “However Shivpal insisted that as an elder brother and senior chief, Ram Gopal ought to take up the reunification initiative,” stated a supply who was current on the assembly, including that Shivpal additionally talked about that he had not gone towards the SP within the 2022 meeting elections.
JD(U) sources stated Nitish had additionally raised the difficulty of household unity with INLD chief Om Prakash Chautala at a gathering a number of weeks in the past, when he had stated that if the latter’s household might be united, BJP might be defeated in Haryana. “Nitish instructed the identical factor to (Om Prakash’s grandson) Dushyant Chautala and requested him to reunite with the household,” a supply stated.
About these initiatives by Nitish, a JD(U) chief stated, “Nitish Kumar is working to finish the inner contradictions, earlier than creating a beer unity and greater entrance. He began it from Bihar, the place he tied-up with RJD and developed unity on the floor degree.”
JD(U) nationwide spokesperson Ok.C. Tyagi stated, “Nitish Kumarji had tried to reunion the Janata Dal parivar earlier in 2015, when he had accepted the management of Mulayam Singh Yadav. Now that Mulayamji isn’t any extra, SP has to get itself a brand new perspective to maneuver forward in a collective and coordinated trend.”
“If the households unite in UP and Haryana, BJP will be given an excellent battle in 4 or 5 states. The Janata Dal parivar ought to come collectively, and earlier than that, intra-family contradictions ought to be resolved. Divisions inside the households don’t ship an excellent message,” Tyagi stated.
“Mutual coordination is our agenda now. However earlier than that, what’s essential is household unity. Nitish Kumar is making efforts in the direction of that, and success will likely be achieved quickly. There are optimistic indicators,” he stated, including, “Nitish says a bigger unity will likely be doable solely when our personal homes are so as.”
Sources stated SP and JD(U) had earlier held a spherical of talks on contesting the 2024 Lok Sabha polls in UP collectively.
Six years in the past, the SP cut up into two camps on account of conflicting ambitions of members of the Yadav household. Whereas Akhilesh inherited the SP, Shivpal launched the Pragatisheel Samajwadi Occasion (PSP)-Lohia. They joined palms to contest the 2022 meeting polls, although Akhilesh supplied PSP just one seat—Jaswantnagar—that his uncle Shivpal himself contested and received, that too on the SP image. However quickly after the polls, their rift resurfaced, they usually once more parted methods. Nevertheless, after Mulayam’s dying, the whole Yadav household, together with Akhilesh, Ram Gopal and Shivpal, have been seen collectively performing the rituals and assembly political leaders who visited Saifai to pay tributes to Mulayam.
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