Patna(PTI): The merger of six Janata Parivar parties would send a clear signal to the country for the ouster of BJP, RJD chief Lalu Prasad said on Wednesday and vowed to launch a 'Mahabharata-like war' over the Land bill.
"The aim of the merger of Janata (Parivar) parties is to send BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi packing from everywhere. We want to start it from Bihar as polls are due here and the entire country is watching the state with a keen interest. It will send a clear message across the country," Prasad told mediapersons.
"We'll have Mahabharat war against BJP over its Land Acquisition Bill and false promises to bring back black money stashed in foreign countries, as well as, providing jobs to the youth. We'll not spare them. They have cheated everybody including our farmers," he said.
Prasad was talking to mediapersons after arriving from New Delhi in the afternoon. He has called an "emergency meeting" of the party national executive on April 5 in the state capital here to discuss the merger threadbare.
The six parties are Janata Dal (U), RJD, SP, Indian National Lok Dal, Janata Dal (Secular) and Samajwadi Janata Party (SJP).
Prasad said efforts were on to rope in more like-minded parties to the fold of the new party formed through the merger.
"We are trying to add more parties to our fold by means of merger, alliance or tie-ups. We'll also talk to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha regarding this," he said.
Prasad said though the announcement of the merger would be made by SP president Mulayam Singh Yadav, it would help unite secular forces against communal ones.
"The merger will unite secular and social justice forces against communal forces. It will check the division of votes of secular people, due to which communal forces had become stronger in the country. Fighting polls together will also enhance our credibility," he added.