Raising questions on the unification of Janata Parivar, Shiv Sena on Friday said that the leaders in the new front have been constantly at loggerheads with each other and it is impossible to say that they would not “stab one another” for political gains.
Though Samajwadi party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and RJD leader Lalu Prasad are at the forefront of the merger, they have constantly been at loggerheads with each other, an editorial in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ said.
“Both are relatives now (referring to marriage of Yadav’s nephew with Lalu’s daughter) but the question is for how long can two swords stay in one sheath,” it said.
“Once the dates for Bihar Assembly polls are declared, we will see what happens to Lalu-Nitish-Sharad who have embraced each other today. It is impossible to say that they would not stab each other for political gains,” it said.
Sena said that leaders of these political parties have failed to win confidence of their own party men.
“Ramgopal Yadav (SP leader) has stayed away from the meetings. Pappu Yadav (of RJD) too seems to be against this alliance. It remains to be seen that what will be the objections by these leaders turn out to be in future,” it said.
“Upcoming Bihar Assembly election will decide the political fate of Nitish Kumar and Sharad Yadav along with Mulayam Singh Yadav. Thus, they are now trying to shift the focus from their own identities to ‘Janata Parivar’,” it said.
Questioning the future of ‘Janata Parivar’, formed by the merger of six parties with socialist roots, Sena said an amalgamation of this kind has been tried in the past but it only proved to be a failure.
Sena in the edit piece said: “Political parties since 1970 have tried to create a third front but it has resulted in their own destruction and they had no choices but to join as an alliance with Congress.”