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SP chief Akhilesh Yadav met RLD president Jayant Chaudhary in Lucknow Tuesday. Later, both tweeted photos with captions to the effect of 'heading towards change' with each other.
Opposition leaders and political analysts say that more than farm laws, agitated farmers in the region are concerned about MSP, sugarcane dues, diesel prices and high power tariffs.
Ahead of 2022 assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the RLD has launched an augmented reality app, through which it plans to reach 5 lakh voters.
The Rashtriya Lok Dal is looking to put out its manifesto earlier than usual, as part of its strategy to pre-empt ‘any polarisation attempts by the BJP’.
Shahid Siddiqui, chief editor of Urdu weekly Nai Duniya, rejoined RLD on 7 June. He said he wants to 'fight for the rights of farmers & other marginalised sections of society'.
Jayant Chaudhary's elevation to the post comes after the demise of his father and party president Chaudhary Ajit Singh, who had succumbed to Covid-19 on 6 May.
Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Chaudhary Ajit Singh succumbed to Covid Thursday. He was 82.
In a bid to resonate with the farming community ahead of the 2022 Uttar Pradesh elections, Rashtriya Lok Dal Vice-President Jayant Chaudhary announced the 'Kisan Balidan Smarak'.
The FIR lodged Tuesday under the Epidemic Diseases Act for allegedly violating Covid protocols, names only 22 individuals, including Chaudhary, while the others remain unnamed.
RLD, active in western UP region, is looking to tap into the farmers’ anger and has already rolled out plans, centred on the agitation, to revive itself.
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