JAN MORCHA Alliance (JMA) convenor Raj Babbar would be marching from historic Kakori, nearly 20 km from Lucknow, to lay siege to the State Assembly on August 9. The march, according to Babbar is aimed at exposing misdeeds of the State Government and “dalals” who were ruling the roost in UP.
Talking to newsmen here on Friday Babbar said the law and order situation was getting worse every day. He said if police officers sought protection from ruling party mafiosi, the plight of the common people could well be gauged. He said former Prime Minister VP Singh would lead the Dadri march on August 17.
Babbar said every section of the society was frightened due to the rampant anarchy and lawlessness. He said the CPM was unhappy over the arrest of its leader Mukesh Yadav and his mother Rajjo Devi in Ferozabad adding that some “bad mouth” people were talking all irrelevant things.
While inducting former BJP leader Ramashish Rai, Ram Raj Patel (Mirzapur), slain bandit queen Phoolan Devi’s elder sister Rukmani Devi and several others into Jan Morcha, Babbar said that since there was some problem about registration of the Jan Dal with the Election Commission, the party’s name would be Jan Morcha.
Babbar said one Samajwadi Party leader had threatened to “self-immolate” if Reliance power project was not allowed to be set up in Dadri. He described it an escape route, as the project would never come up. “
Instead of self-immolating for an industrialist, the SP leader should do it for the cause of farmers of the region”, he said sarcastically. Babbar also clarified that he never said any thing against the State Assembly. He said he had commented against the State Cabinet.
About an alliance with the Rashtriya Lok Dal, the JMA leader said he had been striving to bring all pro-farmer forces under one umbrella. He ruled out the possibility of civic poll in the State and said that the JMA was gearing up for the Assembly elections. He said talks were on for sharing seats among the alliance partners.