According to the media reports, the six parties of the erstwhile Janata Parivar were likely to announce their merger on Sunday (April 5) following a meeting in which the name of the new political entity and its symbol will be decided.

"April 5 has not been finalised for announcement of the merger of the Janata Parivar parties. The date will be decided by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, authorised to see modalities of the merger," Kumar cited in a function at the Jagjivan Ram Research Centre here.

RJD president Lalu Prasad would be in Patna because of the national executive committee of his party on April 5, so the question of announcement of Janata Parivar unification on April 5 did not arise, Kumar, the man behind the move to merge the six parties of the erstwhile Janata Parivar, assured.

The six parties involved in merger are Samajwadi Party, RJD, JD(U), INLD, Samajwadi Janata Party and JD(S) of former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda.

Bihar RJD president Ramchandra Purbe said that party's national executive meeting on April 5 would discuss the issues related to merger and take stock of current political situation prevailing in the country.

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