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RLD leader Jayant Chaudhary.(PTI)

'Love Jihad', 'cow terror' will not work in Uttar Pradesh, says RLD chief

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2021 04:18 PM IST
  • RLD leader Jayant Chaudhary said that the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) "apathy" towards the farmers protesting against the contentious farm laws will hurt them the most in the Uttar Pradesh polls.
Mathura: Rashtriya Lok Dal Vice-president Jayant Chaudhary addresses 'Kisan Panchayat' in Mathura, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (PTI Photo)
Mathura: Rashtriya Lok Dal Vice-president Jayant Chaudhary addresses 'Kisan Panchayat' in Mathura, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (PTI Photo)

Jayant Chaudhary elected new RLD president

By S Raju
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2021 12:20 AM IST
Soon after he was elected the new national president of the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), Jayant Chaudhary on Tuesday extended his party’s full support to the farmers’ proposed May 26 dharna.
Jayant Choudhary said BJP leaders were wary of 'upsetting' farmers and their bid to 'placate' them was visible through party posters.(HT Photo)
Jayant Choudhary said BJP leaders were wary of 'upsetting' farmers and their bid to 'placate' them was visible through party posters.(HT Photo)

RLD’s Jayant Chaudhary asks BJP leaders to join farmers’ stir or lose polls

By S Raju | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Meerut
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 08:14 AM IST
  • Jayant called upon farmers to show their unity to the government, which he alleged was trying to “disgrace and defame” the movement against the farm laws.
Rashtriya Lok Dal vice-president Jayant Chaudhary during the 'Kisan Mahapanchayat' at Shamli in Uttar Pradesh.(PTI)
Rashtriya Lok Dal vice-president Jayant Chaudhary during the 'Kisan Mahapanchayat' at Shamli in Uttar Pradesh.(PTI)

Aligarh farmers' meeting: RLD leader Jayant Chaudhary, 5000 others booked

PTI |
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2021 02:18 PM IST
Attaching a news report about the FIR on around 5,000 people, Chaudhary on Thursday morning tweeted, “Baba can tell us when and where should I come to be arrested”, in a veiled reference to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Chaudhury has been attending Kisan mahapanchayats and protest sites and had extended support to Bharatiya Kisan Union when they were thinking of withdrawing protest from the Ghazipur site. (PTI)
Chaudhury has been attending Kisan mahapanchayats and protest sites and had extended support to Bharatiya Kisan Union when they were thinking of withdrawing protest from the Ghazipur site. (PTI)

'Nails on BJP’s political coffin..': RLD leader on farmers' protest

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 06:22 PM IST
  • "These are not nails being put on the roads going to Delhi, these are nails being put into the political coffin that is being made for the BJP," Jayant Chaudhury said, as quoted by news agency PTI. He also accused the government of not paying heed to their own politicians on the ground.
“How can one name farmers as traitors?” asked Chaudhary at a mahapanchayat at a college ground in Mathura district.(ANI)
“How can one name farmers as traitors?” asked Chaudhary at a mahapanchayat at a college ground in Mathura district.(ANI)

RLD leader Jayant Chaudhary urges farmers to stay united

By HT Correspondent, Agra
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2021 05:04 AM IST
“We have to stay united in this fight and maintain our cool,” said Chaudhary. He informed the gathering that his father and RLD president Ajit Singh had spoken to Tikait on the phone and assured him all support.
Samajwadi Party (SP) leader and former Lok Sabha member, Dharmendra Yadav addressed the crowd at the Loktantra Bachao Rally organised by Rashtriya Lok Dal vice president, Jayant Chaudhary in Muzaffarnagar on October 8.
Samajwadi Party (SP) leader and former Lok Sabha member, Dharmendra Yadav addressed the crowd at the Loktantra Bachao Rally organised by Rashtriya Lok Dal vice president, Jayant Chaudhary in Muzaffarnagar on October 8.

Amid fluid opposition tie-ups in UP, SP-RLD may forge long-term alliance

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Pankaj Jaiswal
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 12:48 PM IST
The Samajwadi Party and the Rashtriya Lok Dal are contesting the assembly bypolls in Uttar Pradesh in alliance and both parties say the partnership will continue for the 2022 state election.
Video footage shows cops raining lathis as RLD cadre formed a protective ring around Jayant Chaudhary. (Videograb)
Video footage shows cops raining lathis as RLD cadre formed a protective ring around Jayant Chaudhary. (Videograb)

11 RLD leaders booked for protest against lathi charge on Jayant Chaudhary

Hindustan Times, Meerut | By S Raju
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 08:06 PM IST
Party leaders and workers had staged a dharna on National Highway 58 and blocked movement of traffic to protest against the assault on Jayant Choudhary and party supporters in Hathras on Sunday.
The RLD leader downplayed the incident but criticised the police for the lathi-charge on his peaceful delegation.(File photo)
The RLD leader downplayed the incident but criticised the police for the lathi-charge on his peaceful delegation.(File photo)

Chaos at Hathras victim’s village, RLD vice president faces ‘planned lathi-charge’

Hindustan Times, Agra | By Hemendra Chaturvedi | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 08:44 PM IST
Sub-district magistrate Prem Meena denied any ‘planned lathi-charge’ and said that it was done to bring the situation under control.
The assembly bypolls are important for the RLD as it has no representation in the UP legislative assembly.
The assembly bypolls are important for the RLD as it has no representation in the UP legislative assembly.

Third gathbandhan partner RLD may also contest UP assembly bypolls

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Pankaj Jaiswal
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 09:51 PM IST
The assembly bypolls are important for the RLD as it has no representation in the UP legislative assembly.
The alliance between Samajwadi Party-BSP-RLD has fielded Ajit Singh, who vowed on his 80th birthday last year to strengthen communal harmony in the area.(PTI)
The alliance between Samajwadi Party-BSP-RLD has fielded Ajit Singh, who vowed on his 80th birthday last year to strengthen communal harmony in the area.(PTI)

A high-stakes battle for RLD’s Ajit Singh

Hindustan Times, Meerut | By S Raju
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2019 11:52 PM IST
From Muzaffarnagar in UP to Nizamabad in Telangana and Arunachal West in Northeast, a look at high-profile contests
Mathura election results 2019: Uttar Pradesh will go to polls in all the seven phases starting April 11. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.(Hindustan Times)
Mathura election results 2019: Uttar Pradesh will go to polls in all the seven phases starting April 11. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.(Hindustan Times)

Mathura election results 2019: Will Hema Malini repeat the show in UP’s Mathura?

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 03:50 PM IST
Considered to be the stronghold of Jat voters, Mathura will also see Kunwar Narendra Singh fight for the RLD while Congress has chosen Mahesh Pathak.
Hema Malini(HT)
Hema Malini(HT)

Mathura Lok Sabha seat welcomes outsiders with open arms

Hindustan Times, Agra | By Hemendra Chaturvedi, Agra
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2019 09:46 AM IST
Claiming to have visited her constituency for more than 250 times during her five-year term, Bollywood actress and sitting MP Hema Malini is yet again in the fray from Mathura.
Rashtriya Lok Dal leader Jayant Chaudhary(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT FILE PHOTO)
Rashtriya Lok Dal leader Jayant Chaudhary(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT FILE PHOTO)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 |‘This election is about taking issues of farmers to political mainstream’: Jayant Chaudhary

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vinod Sharma
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2019 09:20 PM IST
Rashtriya Lok Dal leader Jayant Chaudhary is trying to enter the Lok Sabha from Baghpat this time, having lost in Mathura to BJP’s Hema Malini in 2014.
RLD chief Ajit Singh has mounted fresh attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging that he makes incorrect claims about the achievements of the BJP-led government.(ANI)
RLD chief Ajit Singh has mounted fresh attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging that he makes incorrect claims about the achievements of the BJP-led government.(ANI)

‘Would claim to have slain Ravana’: Ajit Singh’s ‘cunning’ dig at PM Modi

Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2019 11:08 AM IST
RLD chief Ajit Singh has made some stinging remarks against PM Modi at an election rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat from where his son Jayant Chaudhary is contesting.
Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Ajit Singh (right) and his son Jayant Chaudhary are contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from the Muzaffarnagar and Baghpat constituencies respectively.(HT Photos)
Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Ajit Singh (right) and his son Jayant Chaudhary are contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from the Muzaffarnagar and Baghpat constituencies respectively.(HT Photos)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: How political families of west UP have charted their course

Hindustan Times, Meerut | By S Raju, Meerut
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2019 12:00 PM IST
Some of the members of influential political families of western Uttar Pradesh are again in the fray in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Others are either silent or analysing the public mood before showing their inclination towards any political party.
Uttar Pradesh will go to polls in all seven phases starting April 11 and ending on May 19. Counting of votes will take place on May 23.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Uttar Pradesh will go to polls in all seven phases starting April 11 and ending on May 19. Counting of votes will take place on May 23.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)

Congress leaves 7 seats for Mayawati-Akhilesh alliance in UP

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 03:26 PM IST
Among the seats that the Congress will not be contesting on are Mainpuri, Kannauj and the seats from where BSP chief Mayawati and RLD leaders Ajit Singh and Jayant Chaudhary will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Mathura has been allotted to the RLD for the current election under the seat-sharing formula worked out among the SP, the BSP and RLD. (Photo by Arun Sharma/Hindustan Times )(Hindustan Times)
Mathura has been allotted to the RLD for the current election under the seat-sharing formula worked out among the SP, the BSP and RLD. (Photo by Arun Sharma/Hindustan Times )(Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Challengers aim to change script in Uttar Pradesh’s westside story

Agra/Meerut | By Hemendra Chaturvedi/S Raju
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2019 02:21 AM IST
Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Jayant Chaudhary won Mathura, the epicentre of Braj, in 2009 but lost it to actor-turned-politician Hema Malini in 2014.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference in Lucknow on Tuesday.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference in Lucknow on Tuesday.

Congress part of grand alliance, says Akhilesh Yadav, allots 3 seats to RLD in UP

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2019 05:01 PM IST
Akhilesh Yadav said Rashtriya Lok Dal would contest the Mathura, Baghpat and Muzaffarnagar Lok Sabha seats in western Uttar Pradesh.
Union minister Satyapal Singh and MP Rajendra Agarwal also criticised those who, instead of standing with the grieved families of soldiers, used it as an opportunity for political gains.
Union minister Satyapal Singh and MP Rajendra Agarwal also criticised those who, instead of standing with the grieved families of soldiers, used it as an opportunity for political gains.

Row after BJP leaders asked to remove shoes during jawan’s funeral in UP

Hindustan Times, Meerut | By S Raju, Meerut
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2019 01:29 PM IST
The BJP and RLD are at loggerheads after saffron party leaders were asked by a crowd to remove their shoes while attending the last rites of CRPF constable Ajay Kumar who was killed in an encounter with the mastermind of Pulwama attack in J&K.
Rashtriya Lok Dal vice-president Jayant Chaudhary met SP chief Akhilesh Yadav in New Delhi to discuss seat sharing in Uttar Pradesh.(Twitter/ANI)
Rashtriya Lok Dal vice-president Jayant Chaudhary met SP chief Akhilesh Yadav in New Delhi to discuss seat sharing in Uttar Pradesh.(Twitter/ANI)

Left with 2 seats, RLD’s Jayant Chaudhary meets Akhilesh, talks seat sharing in UP

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2019 11:38 PM IST
Chaudhary and Akhilesh Yadav’s meeting comes after both the SP and BSP agreed to contest on 38 seats each in UP, leaving ‘ally’ RLD only two seats to contest from though it had wanted five seats.
Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) national vice-president Jayant Chaudhary is expected to meet Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav in New Delhi(HT File)
Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) national vice-president Jayant Chaudhary is expected to meet Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav in New Delhi(HT File)

Jayant, Akhilesh likely to meet today for seat-sharing talks

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2019 07:25 AM IST
The outcome of Wednesday’s meeting is likely to determine if the RLD will also fit in the SP-BSP alliance that Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati jointly announced in Lucknow on January 12.
Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) national vice-president Jayant Chaudhary on Tuesday held a meeting with Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow.(HT File Photo)
Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) national vice-president Jayant Chaudhary on Tuesday held a meeting with Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow.(HT File Photo)

RLD leader Jayant Chaudhary meets Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav , says things will be clear soon

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2019 11:36 PM IST
Asked if the issue of seat-sharing was discussed during the meeting, Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) national vice-president Jayant Chaudhary said, “Nothing can be confirmed and nothing can be denied at this stage.”
Jayant Chaudhary addressing an event in Agra on Monday(HT Photo)
Jayant Chaudhary addressing an event in Agra on Monday(HT Photo)

Bulandshahr incident a conspiracy: RLD’s Jayant Chaudhary

Hindustan Times, Agra | By HT Correspondent, Agra
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2018 07:47 AM IST
Jayant Chaudhary termed the recent Bulandshahr violence that claimed two lives as a state government conspiracy to create “another Muzaffarnagar-like situation that happened in 2013.
The campaign that has been named ‘selfie with potholes’, the party workers and common people will be exhorted to click selfies set against the backdrop of gaping potholes on roads.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT Photo)
The campaign that has been named ‘selfie with potholes’, the party workers and common people will be exhorted to click selfies set against the backdrop of gaping potholes on roads.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT Photo)

Jayant to launch ‘selfie with potholes’ campaign, announcement likely soon

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Brajendra K Parashar, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2018 02:32 PM IST
Former member of Parliament (MP) and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) national vice-president Jayant Chaudhary is ready with a plan to launch a novel public campaign to draw the Yogi Adityanath government’s attention and shame the authorities for the crumbling roads and streets in Uttar Pradesh.
File photo of Jayant Chaudhary, the Rashtriya Lok Dal vice-president.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
File photo of Jayant Chaudhary, the Rashtriya Lok Dal vice-president.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Kairana win marks re-emergence of kisan politics at national level, says RLD vice-president Jayant Chaudhary

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Prashant Jha
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 10:59 PM IST
RLD vice-president Jayant Chaudhary says Kairana is in a region marked by communal violence and the outcome is the beginning of a new chapter.
Rashtriya Lok Dal leader Jayant Chaudhary
Rashtriya Lok Dal leader Jayant Chaudhary

Given the atmosphere of hate, we cannot side with the BJP again: RLD leader

Hindustan Times | By Prashant Jha & Kumar Uttam
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2018 11:38 PM IST
RLD leader Jayant Chaudhary says the BJP has set a very dangerous trend.
The alliance felt that Jayant would not appeal to Muslim voters while Tabassum, on SP ticket, would have been able to win Muslim votes, but unable to attract Jat votes.(Representative image)
The alliance felt that Jayant would not appeal to Muslim voters while Tabassum, on SP ticket, would have been able to win Muslim votes, but unable to attract Jat votes.(Representative image)

SP’s Tabassum set to contest Kairana but on RLD ticket

Hindustan Times, Lucknow/Meerut | By Pankaj Jaiswal & S Raju, Lucknow/meerut
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2018 12:56 PM IST
The Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party alliance, along with the Rashtriya Lok Dal, is fielding Muslim candidates for both the Kairana Lok Sabha and Noorpur assembly by-polls.
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