Sayeed, whose party PDP's ties with BJP have been far from smooth, will be hosting lunch for Yadav in Jammu. The meeting between the two leaders, who were ministers in the then Janata Dal government in 1989, comes amid a unification move by splinter groups of Janata Parivar.
JD(U) is among the six parties which merged on April 15 to form a new party whose name and symbol have not been been finalised yet.
Yadav said he will have a luncheon meeting with Sayeed but declined to elaborate. 'Janata Parivar' has little base in J and K but its leadership is looking to align with regional parties across the country to constitute a strong anti-BJP bloc.

The ruling parties in UP and Bihar, Samajwadi Party and JD(U), besides RJD, INLD, JD(S) and Samajwadi Janata Party had merged at a meeting at the residence of SP President Mulayam Singh Yadav, who has been chosen to head the new outfit.
The merger comes almost two decades after the then Janata Dal disintegrated in the 1990s.

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