Six parties from Janata Parivar to merge today !

New Delhi: Ahead of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections, the long-awaited merger of the six parties from the erstwhile Janata Parivar is all set to take place on Wednesday, under the leadership of Mulayam Singh Yadav.

Notably, the announcement of the big merger will be made a day after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah sounded the poll bugle by launching a campaign for the upcoming Assembly Elections in Bihar.

Shah mocked at the proposed merger of the 'Janata Parivar' ahead of the elections, saying "zero plus zero remains a zero" and asserted nobody can prevent the saffron party from coming to power in the state.

Bihar polls are scheduled to be held later this year whereas elections in Uttar Pradesh Assembly are slated for 2017.

As per reports, a formal announcement of the new entity to be named either Samajwadi Janata Party of Samajwadi Janata Dal with cycle as its symbol is set to be made today after a meeting at Mulayam Sing Yadav's residence in Delhi.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, a key face of the grand alliance, has already arrived in the national capital yesterday evening to attend the meeting.

Besides the Bihar CM, Samajwadi Party chief Mualyam Singh Yadav's brother Ramgopal Yadav. D(U) chief Sharad Yadav, its general secretary KC Tyagi, JD(S) chief and former Prime Minister HD Devegowda, RJD chief Lalu Prasad, Samajwadi Janata Party chief Kamal Morarka and INLD leader Dushyant Chautala are expected to attended the merger meet.

On April 5, RJD chief Lalu Prasad had given the slogan of "Ek Jhanda, Ek Nishan" (one flag, one symbol), almost announcing the merger and had dared the BJP to come to Bihar.

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