Jan Morcha plays Dalit card, ropes in Udit Raj
THE JAN Morcha, headed by Raj Babbar, on Tuesday inducted Udit Raj?s Indian Justice Party into its fold. The move is aimed at reaching out to a section of Dalits. Udit Raj has long been carrying out a campaign against Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati in the State.india Updated: May 24, 2006 01:40 IST
THE JAN Morcha, headed by Raj Babbar, on Tuesday inducted Udit Raj’s Indian Justice Party into its fold. The move is aimed at reaching out to a section of Dalits. Udit Raj has long been carrying out a campaign against Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati in the State.
Talking to newspersons here on Tuesday, former Prime Minister VP Singh said Udit Raj’s entry into the Morcha would help the organisation in its fight against injustice.
Targeting Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, Raj Babbar said the Samajwadi Party was in a mess and the assembly elections would reflect this. Babbar said the Morcha had launched a battle against capitalist forces, which had been exploiting farmers and other weaker sections in the State. He said the Justice Party would supplement its efforts in this struggle against anti-poor groups in the State.
VP Singh has been making deft efforts to bring all anti-SP organisations under one umbrella in UP. Morcha constituents have launched a massive drive for mobilisation of people for the May 30 rally here. Udit Raj called upon people to participate in large numbers in the rally. Raj hoped the Morcha would also fight the battle of Dalits who had so far been exploited by the BSP in the State. Raj said law and order in the State had crumbled and developmental activities had come to a standstill.
Asserting that Jan Morcha evoked a good response among people all over the state, Babbar said more prominent leaders of various political parties would soon join the organisation. Last week, Janata Dal (U) MP Sarvraj, SP MLA Brijendra Pratap Singh and Kaushal Kishore of the Rashtriya Communist Party had joined the Morcha. It is learnt that some BJP MLAs are in contact with VP Singh.