"Things are moving at its own speed... no last word has still been said on the merger," Kumar told reporters after a 'Janata ke Darbar mein Mukhya Mantri' programme. He, however, did not give any timeline for something concrete happening on the issue.
The crucial Bihar elections in which both Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar wish to stop Narendra Modi juggernaut, are scheduled in September-October this year.

Asked about the comments of different leaders including RJD president Lalu Prasad's suggestion that a merger was not possible and now talks were veering towards either an alliance between the RJD and the JD(U) or seat-sharing in the Bihar elections, Kumar said, "I do not want to include myself in making public statements on the issue and working on the target of merger."
"Things will be in place when the time for it comes," he said and repeated a couplet of legendary poet Rahim "Dheere dheere re maana dheere sub kuch hoi, Mali sichae so ghara ritu awat ful hoi (things happen slowly and gradually and despite the gardener pouring hundred earthen pots of water, fruit comes on a tree only in the season)."

The merger exercise virtually came to a standstill after Mulayam Singh Yadav was announced its head on April 15.

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