1. Janata Dal to be revived again – a desperate call to survive or a craving to fill the void of the ideological vacuum that the numerous divisions of the party caused or a well thought political bonhomie to capitalize on the political currency of the different parties under one umbrella?
2. If a desperate call to survive in the Narendra Modi era of Indian politics, will the ‘warring’ factions of the Janata Parivar be able to put aside their differences and clash of egos, as evident so far while going by the political history of Janata Dal?
3. Would the name Janata Dal be sanctified again or would we see extended deliberations over it?
4. If intended so, if at all, how would the exercise be given an ideological makeover?
5. Before the name (or even after it), would naming the leader of the unified parties be the main contention?
6. Who would be the big daddy of all – Uttar Pradesh and Bihar? Samajwadi Party with its government in Uttar Pradesh and Janata Dal (United) with its government in Bihar are equally poised to call the shots.
7. Shouldn’t we expect a name right now as the prime-ministerial ambitions have no space to raise heads at the moment? Parliamentary elections are over four years away and BJP is on a strong pitch with complete numbers on its own.
8. What would be the immediate goal of this unified entity or the revived Janata Dal?
9. Who will be the convenor or the coordinator to manage the personalities like Mulayam Singh Yadav, Lalu Yadav and Nitish Kumar, the three names with ‘strong’ prime-ministerial ambitions or H. D. Deve Gowda, a former prime minister?
10. Would this ‘revived Janata Dal’ see further revival with more factions (or parties or people) of the erstwhile Janata Dal coming to join it?
©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/