New Delhi: Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Jayant Choudhary on Sunday said the BJP’s alleged “apathy” towards protesting farmers would hurt the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, citing “artificial issues” such as “love jihad” and “cow”. Terror” will not happen. Will act like development issues in elections.
“love jihad, cow terror, Kairana exodus and other useless artificial issues will be rejected; Health, education and balanced development will win (in elections).”
The opposition in UP is alleging that violence by cow vigilantes is increasing in the state, a charge denied by the BJP.
As the focus from the West Bengal elections earlier this year is focused on the high-stakes electoral battle in Uttar Pradesh in 2022, newly appointed RLD chief Choudhary insisted that his party allow a communally polarized campaign to ruin the state. Will not give for assembly elections.
In an interview with PTI, Mr Choudhary, who took over as RLD chief after the death of his father Chaudhary Ajit Singh last month, said his party and the Samajwadi Party have a good rapport and strong working relations.
There is a need to work out the details for a formal alliance for the elections, he said.
asked whether a ”grand allianceOr whether a grand alliance is needed to take on the BJP in Uttar Pradesh and whether the BSP and the Congress will be part of such an alliance, Mr. Choudhary said, adding that for him, issues come first and there needs to be an understanding between all alliances. Allies.
“Who can be accommodated depends on who is honestly open to working together on a common framework,” the 42-year-old leader said.
Asked whether the Congress would play a significant role in the assembly polls despite its poor performance in the panchayat polls, Choudhary said he would not like to comment on the Congress’ plans and prospects.
Asked about speculations about Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s political future as chief minister and reports of cabinet reshuffle in the state, Choudhary said the BJP was only using dialogue to divert attention and manage disgruntled elements in the party. Trying to create confusion.
“Social engineering does not come from tinkering with one or two leaders at the top. The fact is that the BJP’s Uttar Pradesh government is stuck in a caste-based matrix and has not given people employment, economic development and efficient governance. “He alleged.
He said the state government’s response to COVID has been atrocious, and one cannot forget the sightings of dead bodies in the Ganges.
“Now after four-and-a-half years, spreading rumors of a change in leadership is a shoddy attempt to divert attention from the failures,” Chowdhury said.