A luncheon meeting called by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh was attended by RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, JD (U) leader and former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and JD (U) chief Sharad Yadav and JD (S) leader HD Deve Gowda along with others.

Talking to the media after the meet, Nitish Kumar said the meeting aimed at bringing together the parties that have come out from the original Janata Dal.

"We discussed the whole political scenario. We will form a united front in the Parliament. Our views are same on many issues, and we will get other like minded parties," Nitish Kumar said.

The meet comes months after an attempt failed to form a non-Congress, non-BJP front ahead of Lok Sabha polls. Left parties, which were at the helm of affairs at that time, were not invited to the luncheon meeting.

Nitish Kumar, however, said that they will approach other parties with similar views, and Left parties are not ruled out. SP has five members in the Lok Sabha, RJD has four and JD (U) and JD (S) have two each.

The politically crucial states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar will go to assembly polls in 2017 and 2015 respectively.

The BJP wrested Maharashtra and Haryana from Congress in the recently concluded assembly elections in both the states.

In the Lok Sabha polls, the BJP won 71 seats out of 80 in Uttar Pradesh, while the saffron party along with its allies LJP and RLSP registered victory in 31 parliamentary constituencies in Bihar which sends 40 members to the Parliament.

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