JD (U), RLD to attend Samajwadi Party's November 5 function

| Updated: Nov 03, 2016 19:02 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 3 (ANI): The Janata Dal (United) and the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) have decided to attend the silver jubilee celebrations of the Samajwadi Party to be held on November 5 in Lucknow. JD (U) national spokesperson KC Tyagi informed this to ANI. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will, however, not attend the silver jubilee celebrations of Uttar Pradesh's ruling party. "I will not be able to go to Lucknow for the function (of SP) due to Chhath festival. Chhath is observed in my house and 'Kharna' (an auspicious part of the festival) falls on November 5. In such a situation it will not be possible for me to go there," Kumar had earlier told reporters. JD (U)'s ally RJD's President Lalu Prasad has confirmed his participation in the function. The Samajwadi Party had walked out of the RJD-JD-U alliance in Bihar last year, straining relations between Nitish Kumar and Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav. (ANI)