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Babbar?s Morcha draws first blood

THE JAN Morcha, headed by suspended Samajwadi Party MP Raj Babbar, has now launched a drive to wean away disgruntled leaders from the ruling SP. In its first, albeit small, success, the Morcha on Tuesday inducted Jalaun MLA Brijendra Pratap Singh into it. Janata Dal (U) MP from Aonla Kunwar Sarvraj Singh and Rashtriya Communist Party MLA Kaushal Kishore, who were supporting the Mulayam Singh Yadav Government so far, also joined the Morcha. Sarvraj Singh was in fact earlier in the SP.

india Updated: May 17, 2006 01:32 IST

Two MLAs, MP join party

THE JAN Morcha, headed by suspended Samajwadi Party MP Raj Babbar, has now launched a drive to wean away disgruntled leaders from the ruling SP.

In its first, albeit small, success, the Morcha on Tuesday inducted Jalaun MLA Brijendra Pratap Singh into it. Janata Dal (U) MP from Aonla Kunwar Sarvraj Singh and Rashtriya Communist Party MLA Kaushal Kishore, who were supporting the Mulayam Singh Yadav Government so far, also joined the Morcha. Sarvraj Singh was in fact earlier in the SP.

Addressing a joint Press conference here on Tuesday, former Prime Minister VP Singh and Babbar said more senior leaders from UP would join the Morcha soon.

About Rashtriya Lok Dal president Ajit Singh’s entry into the Morcha, Singh said the doors were open. Assailing the State Government for the plight of farmers and dominance of capitalists, Singh said the May 30 rally of the Morcha would be a turning point in the State’s political scenario. He said apart from Union ministers Lalu Prasad Yadav and Ramvilas Paswan, Leftist party leaders AB Bardhan, D Raja, Abani Roy etc would attend the rally. He said Yadav and Paswan would share a platform together after a long time. “This is a good sign,” Singh commented.

However, Brijendra Pratap said his support to the government would continue till the emergence of another alternative.

VP Singh said BKU leader Rakesh Tikait and Rishipal Ambawat had also agreed to attend the rally.  Singh said the Left parties had decided to participate in the rally, as they wanted a big platform to fight the repressive policies of the government.

Referring to students’ agitation against reservation, he said seats in institutions should be doubled to allay their fears. He also said there should be no division in the society on the issue.

Babbar said the ‘mukti sangram’ (freedom struggle) in UP was not against any individual, but against the “corrupt government”.  He said the UP Development Council was taking decisions to boost the interest of some capitalists and the UP Cabinet was approving them. Babbar said people’s representatives had become ineffective and a few people had hijacked the government.

He also said farmers’ land was being grabbed in the name of development.