Janata Parivar: A merger of convenience

Six parties, off-shoots of the erstwhile Janata Pa... more

Six parties—SP, RJD, JD (United), INLD, Janata Dal (Secular) and Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) have come together to form a new joint front to oppose the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). PTI
1/7Six parties—SP, RJD, JD (United), INLD, Janata Dal (Secular) and Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) have come together to form a new joint front to oppose the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). PTI
The six parties will merge under the leadership of Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, who might be the leader in Lok Sabha. The merged entity will be named either Samajwadi Janata Party or Samajwadi Janata Dal with cycle as its symbol. AFP
2/7The six parties will merge under the leadership of Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, who might be the leader in Lok Sabha. The merged entity will be named either Samajwadi Janata Party or Samajwadi Janata Dal with cycle as its symbol. AFP
Bihar CM and Janata Dal (United) chief Nitish Kumar will be the new party’s chief ministerial candidate for the Bihar elections, scheduled for later in the year. HT
3/7Bihar CM and Janata Dal (United) chief Nitish Kumar will be the new party’s chief ministerial candidate for the Bihar elections, scheduled for later in the year. HT
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav had on 5 April given the slogan “one flag, one symbol”, and had dared the BJP to come to Bihar. Though not Bihar’s CM candidate, he is slated to get an important position in the party. Mint
4/7Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav had on 5 April given the slogan “one flag, one symbol”, and had dared the BJP to come to Bihar. Though not Bihar’s CM candidate, he is slated to get an important position in the party. Mint
Former chief minister of Haryana Om Prakash Chautala’s party Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) will be part of the alliance. It might not wield much power though as it only has two members in the Lower House and one in the Upper House. HT
5/7Former chief minister of Haryana Om Prakash Chautala’s party Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) will be part of the alliance. It might not wield much power though as it only has two members in the Lower House and one in the Upper House. HT
JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav will possibly lead the party in the Rajya Sabha. In all, the new party will have 15 members in the Lower House and 30 in the Upper House. HT
6/7JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav will possibly lead the party in the Rajya Sabha. In all, the new party will have 15 members in the Lower House and 30 in the Upper House. HT
Former prime minister H.D. Devegowda’s Janata Dal and the Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) are part of the grand alliance. HT
7/7Former prime minister H.D. Devegowda’s Janata Dal and the Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) are part of the grand alliance. HT
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