RASHTRIYA LOK Dal general secretary and former minister Munna Singh Chauhan on Sunday criticised the State Government for “the deteriorating law and order situation”.
His comments came in the backdrop of the relationship between ruling coalition partners — the Samajwadi Party and the Rashtriya Lok Dal — touching a nadir. He said the RLD would hold Statewide demonstrations against increasing cases of crime, problems of farmers and land-grabbing tomorrow.
Chauhan lauded the comment of former Prime Minister VP Singh that he was not ‘harwaha’ (farm labourer) of capitalists.
Chauhan alleged the State Government had launched a massive drive to grab farmers’ land for big builders. He said the RLD would expose the government on the issue during the daylong stir on Monday. He said there was a spurt in crime in the last four months.
Chauhan said people were living in perpetual fear, as the police system had virtually collapsed in the State. He also said there was hardly any power supply in the rural areas. Chauhan said the party had decided to organise a weavers’ conference on August 12 to highlight their plight. RLD chief Ajit Singh will visit eastern UP on August 10 to address public meetings.
Chauhan said resentment was brewing among sugarcane farmers. He rebutted claims about the government benefiting sugar-cane farmers and said only the RLD had fought a battle for them from the courts to the streets.
After holding a series of farmers’ rallies recently, the RLD will hold its first anti-government agitation all over the State.
State RLD chief Ram Asre Verma has directed the district units to ensure the success of the demonstration. Party spokesman Anil Dubey said the Lucknow unit would hold a demonstration at the GPO Park.