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VP launches Jan Dal

AFTER BRINGING nearly one dozen small political parties under the banner of Jan Morcha Alliance (JMA), former Prime Minister VP Singh today launched Jan Dal (JD) led by suspended Samajwadi Party MP Raj Babbar to contest the next Assembly election in UP.

india Updated: Jun 07, 2006 01:20 IST

AFTER BRINGING nearly one dozen small political parties under the banner of Jan Morcha Alliance (JMA), former Prime Minister VP Singh today launched Jan Dal (JD) led by suspended Samajwadi Party MP Raj Babbar to contest the next Assembly election in UP.

Talking to newsmen here on Tuesday, Singh said Babbar would also continue to be the convenor of JMA. JD would approach the Election Commission for registration, Singh said but made it clear that all JMA constituents would contest next Assembly election on their own symbols. The former PM said formation of Jan Dal was necessitated to accommodate members of the Kisan Manch and individuals who had associated themselves with the JMA. The JMA has also chalked out elaborate programmes starting from June 11 to August 9 in the State.

He said rallies would be organised all over the State against the State government. While JMA would organise Mandal Diwas in Delhi on August 7, there would be anti-Mulayam Singh rallies at the divisional headquarters on August 9.

VP Singh also reiterated his commitment to lead a farmers’ march to  Dadri on June 30 to take back the land handed over to Reliance group for gas-based power project. He said the group had so far done nothing to utilise the land for the project. Singh said success of May 30 rally in Lucknow had given ample indication about the popularity of the JMA.

Singh also asked the UPA government to review hike in diesel price as it would directly affect the farmers. He said the Centre should provide diesel ration card to farmers to provide the commodity on subsidised rate. The former PM also assailed Centre for importing wheat from Australia. He said JMA in association with Left parties, would organise protest rallies against price hike on June 13.

Babbar said the struggle against Yadav government would be expedited and various constituents would also organise agitation against the government. He said there was a plan to felicitate VP Singh at the Delhi rally on August 7.