Though Mulayam Singh Yadav (Samajwadi party chief) and Lalu Prasad (RJD chief) are at the forefront of the merger, they have constantly been at loggerheads with each other, an editorial in party mouthpiece 'Saamana' said.

"Both are relatives now (referring to marriage of Yadav's nephew with Lalu's daughter) but the question is for how long can two swords stay in one sheath," it cited.
Once the dates for Bihar Assembly polls were declared, we would see what happens to Lalu-Nitish-Sharad who have embraced each other today. It is impossible to say when would these
leaders stab each other for political gains, it added.

Sena added that leaders of these political parties have failed to win confidence of their own party men.

"Ramgopal Yadav (SP leader) has stayed away from the meetings. Pappu Yadav (of RJD) too seems to be against this alliance. It remains to be seen that what will be the objections by these leaders turn out to be in future," it speculated.

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