"I have written to the Prime Minister seeking time to meet him in between May 25 and May 28, during which I will be in Delhi," Manjhi said.

Asked about the agenda of his meeting with the Prime Minister, Manjhi said it was to discuss a host of issues including political situation in Bihar besides agrarian crisis in the state resulting in the suicides of farmers.

Manjhi has met the Prime Minister twice earlier, triggering speculation of their inching closer against common rival Nitish Kumar.
    
Manjhi has made it clear that he would not be a part of any front or grouping in which Nitish Kumar would be a party.

The Manjhi's move is important considering the fact that some BJP leaders including Union Minister Ravishankar Prasad have indicated the chance of including the former CM with them. Manjhi, who has floated Hindustani Awam Morcha has also shown inclination towards BJP.
    
Manjhi said he always enjoyed a cordial relation with Lalu Prasad. "Even during my difference with Nitish Kumar he never spoke against me and even today he does not have any complaint against me," he said.

Manjhi was a junior minister in the RJD government of Prasad in 1990. He also served as a minister in the Rabri Devi Cabinet later on.
    
Manjhi has become a potent leader of dalits which constitute a big chunk of about 22 percent of the total population of Bihar.

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