A day after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and JD(U) President Sharad Yadav meeting Naveen Patnaik, the Governing BJD has come out to support the proposed revival of the Janata parivar that broke about two decades ago.
“If I were to give my personal opinion, then I will term it (revival of Janata Parivar) as a very good suggestion. If these non-BJP and non-Congress forces join hands, I feel some change will happen. The general opinion is that formation of a Janata Parivar will be a good move, but as far as BJD’s stance on the matter is concerned, it will be clear when the time is appropriate,” said BJD Spokesperson, Surjya Narayan Patro.
Mr.Patro said while Naveen Patnaik is a force in Odisha, Mamata is another in West Bengal and Nitish is certainly in a strong position in Bihar.
As the BJD is playing an important role in national politics, it is obvious that the party will receive invitations for an alliance. When the time is ripe, the party Supremo will take a call, said BJD Spokesperson, Dibyashankar Mishra.
Meanwhile, former Prime Minister and senior Janata Parivar Member H D Deve Gowda told a local channel that the political atmosphere in the country is changing day by day.
After UP elections people might have realized that the unity of the Janata Parivar is imperative.
“I have tried earlier and failed. If these leaders have come together, I am prepared to cooperate,” Mr.Gowda said.
As the BJP has been in rising trend both in the country and also in Odisha, the BJD may support the move for the formation of a grand alliance of non-Congress and non-BJP forces.
“The Janata Dal has a very long history and ironically they have stayed away from each other more often than remaining united. The Janata Parivar joins hands to grab power and breaks away thereafter.
Even if it stays united to fight with us, we are prepared,” said BJP National Secretary Suresh Pujari.