BLAMING THE Mulayam Singh Yadav-led government for the prevailing situation in the State, Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) president Chaudhury Ajit Singh said that people wanted change. Singh said that he would consider all political aspects before entering into an alliance with any party.
Talking to newsmen here on Saturday, Singh said that as of now, the alliance with the Samajwadi Party (SP) was going on to run the government but he would take the party workers into confidence before making any decision about future electoral ties.
Singh decided to undertake tour of the State from the next week to assess the situation. Expressing resentment at acquisition of farmers’ land for shopping malls, luxury apartments and hi-tech cities by the government, Singh said that even market rate should be given for power projects, hospitals and other public utility centers.
He said that the government should not act at the behest of builders. In Noida, the farmers were paid compensation at the rate of Rs 16 lakh per acre whereas the government charged Rs 5.4 per acre from a construction company Unitech. Demanding amendment to the land acquisition policy, Singh said that he had not taken up the issue with the Chief Minister so far.
Earlier addressing a conference of weavers, Singh said that a national commission should be set up to solve their problems. He said that no party had paid any attention to the problems of weavers and added while other communities had been given subsidies, the government had completely ignored the weavers.
Referring to weavers’ conference organised by the SP recently, Singh said the official machinery was used to bring people but weavers came to attend the RLD’s conference willingly.
Meanwhile, former MLA Ram Lalit Chaudhury left the BSP and joined the RLD along with his supporters.