Leaders of five parties — SP, JD(U), RJD, JD(S) and INLD — will meet on November 25 to choose the leaders in both Houses.
With Congress and Left diminished, a revived Janata could claim the opposition space.
Parties favour merger to take on the BJP, but Lalu buys time.
But SP stays non-committal as Mulayam, Akhilesh stay off
Sharad Yadav said that he and Mulayam Singh Yadav had always been “good friends”.
SAD chief and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal would also be attending the function.
Janata Dal(United) president Sharad Yadav here on Friday demanded immediate suspension of CBI Director Ranjit Sinha.
Focus on erstwhile ‘Janata Parivar’, JD(U) chief gives call for ‘Total Justice’.
RJD sources said there was a minimal chance of RJD voting with arch rival BJP against JD(U) nominees.
Sharad Yadav was elected unopposed to the seat vacated by LJP President Ramvilas Paswan after LS polls.
JD(U) national president Sharad Yadav likely to be nominated for the Upper House.
Party wanted to give a seat to Congress to strike a formal alliance but did not because of apprehensions of some dissidents voting against party candidate.
Rebels are protesting against selection of 14 new ministers in in Jitan Ram Manjhi government.
This comes days after the RJD supported the JD(U) government in the state in the floor test last week.
Sharad Yadav said ‘the pulse of the nation is not known only by formal education and that country is run by understanding people’.