RASHTRIYA LOK Dal (RLD) president Chaudhary Ajit Singh attacked the Samajwadi Party-led coalition government once again and said the situation was fast deteriorating in the State.
Ironically, Singh’s attack comes at a time when he is making desperate efforts to get two non-legislators inducted into the Mulayam Singh Yadav Ministry. The tirade against the government seems to be aimed at grabbing opposition space to ward off the anti-incumbency factor. The 14-MLA party has already got more than its strength in the House warrants. Addressing a rally in Shravasti on Thursday, he said the government had failed on all fronts. The State was pushed to a “looto aur raj karo” (rob and rule) situation, he commented.
Pointing out that people wanted a change in the State, he said there had been a sharp deterioration in law and order, water and power supply. He said UP, which made tremendous progress in the past, was now lagging behind. “Now the State is just ahead of Bihar,” he and added corruption had assumed serious dimensions.
Even though the RLD has been sharing power in the State for the past four years, he said if his party came to power, there would be a distinct improvement in the rural areas. He also said the chief minister had announced investment in the sugar sector in eastern UP would change the situation, but there had been no investment so far.
He targeted BSP chief Mayawati for “selling party tickets”. Singh said the BJP was exposed because of its double-speak.
He asserted the RLD was committed to the welfare of farmers and added that farming had become a loss-making industry. Thirty-one percent farmers were debt-ridden in the State, he added. RLD general secretary Kiran Singh said the State Government was misleading the youth by distributing unemployment allowance. The youth wanted jobs, and not an allowance, Singh claimed.