RLD to contest Kairana LS bypoll, eyes support from like-minded, non-BJP parties
Uttar Pradesh RLD chief Masood Ahmad hopes Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party and the Congress will support the party candidate in the bypoll.Updated: May 06, 2018 15:21 IST
The Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) on Sunday announced that it would contest the May 28 Kairana Lok Sabha bypoll and hoped to get the “full support” of other like-minded, non-BJP parties.
“We have decided to field Tabassum Beghum from Kairana parliamentary constituency,” Uttar Pradesh RLD chief Masood Ahmad told PTI.
“We expect the full support of other like-minded, non-BJP parties, especially the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), besides the Congress. Tabassum Beghum has joined the party today and hopefully, she will emerge as the joint opposition candidate,” he added.
Exuding confidence that the Ajit Singh-led party will win the crucial bypoll, Ahmad said, “The process of forming a coalition (against the BJP) has started and soon, a mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) will be formed.”