Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on Saturday, said there was no “cloud of uncertainty” over merger of old Janata Parivar splinter groups and that it was on track.
“The merger vehicle of Janata Parivar is on track and the vehicle is on the run,” Mr. Kumar told reporters after a conclave on skill development.
“I think the merger will not take much time,” he said.
“The date of the next meeting on merger will be decided soon in which everything will become clear,” Mr. Kumar said.
The Chief Minister, during his recent stay in Delhi, had met Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav, who has been authorised to decide modalities for the merger of Janata Parivar.
“On March 27, Lalu Prasad, Sharad Yadav, Mulayam Singh Yadav and I held detailed talks on merger issue,” Mr. Kumar said.
On a question on his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mr. Kumar said he had a talk with the PM on needs for development of the State.
“The discussion was good. The PM heard everything and promised to look into them,” Mr. Kumar said.