Rashtriya Janata Dal and Janata Dal United party's mega merger plan has been hanging in the balance due to non-agreement on distribution of the legislative council seats. Also, there is a dispute in RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav's family regarding his political legacy. It has been believed that Lalu Prasad Yadav seeked the advice of a famous astrologer.
Lalu Prasad Yadav came to meet astrologer Pandit Shankar Charan Tripathi at Chanakya Hotel, where Tripathi is for an astrology seminar. Lalu had a meeting with Tripathi for about an hour and later took the astrologer to his home.
On asking about what the RJD chief discussed , Tripathi said that Lalu is a Shiva devotee and he asked questions related to that only. He denied commenting on having any discussion regarding the elections.