The move is aimed at getting the National tag for the party

Patna: The Janta Dal (U) which is on the driving seat in Bihar and running the NDA government in alliance with the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP)  was contemplating to contest the Assembly Elections in three out of five states including Uttar Pradesh Manipur and Goa where elections were slated next year.

With the sole mission to get a National tag for JD(U) the party is mulling over entering into the electoral battle in other states too. 

As of now it has decided not to enter into the electoral battle in Uttarakhand and Punjab where too the assembly elections were due next year.

The JD(U) insiders said that it has strong organisational set up in Manipur and was contemplating to contest 20 seats at its own.

In this context the party National president Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh and other office bearers of the party had already visited Manipur to assess the political scenario.

The sources informed that the party was actively preparing to fight the electoral battle in Goa, however the party was still to take any decision regarding number and name of the seats it should contest.

The Goa unit if Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) recently merged with the JD(U) which is now busy in streamlining its organisational set up in Goa. Any decision regarding number and name of seats to be contested would be taken after shaping up the party structure there .

Regarding Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections the party sources reiterated that in case the negotiations within the National Democratic Alliance could not take a final shape, the JD(U) would enter into the electoral battle at its own.

The sources said that the party had strong organisational setup in UP and was active in the state.

JD(U) has no organisational setup in Punjab and Uttarakhand and it would not be contesting the Assembly elections in these two States.