Former prime minister HD Deve Gowda on Monday agreed to the merger of the Janata Parivar under the leadership of Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav.
“Under the leadership of Mulayam Singh ji, I agree to the merger of Janata Parivar,” Gowda told.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief chief Lalu Prasad on Sunday had said that the merger of Janata Parivar had already taken place and its announcement would be a mere formality.
“Janata Parivar has been merged and has entered its final stage. Mulayam Singh ji will make an announcement soon,” Lalu told the media.
The six parties are: Samajwadi Party, Rashtriya Janata Dal, Janata Dal (U), Janata Dal (Secular), Indian National Lok Dal and Samajwadi Janata Party.
The move to bring together the Janata outfits as a counterweight to the BJP had been conceived in the aftermath of their debacle in the Lok Sabha elections.