MEERUT: The Samajwadi Party and Rashtriya Lok Dal put out a joint front at their first ever rally together here in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. The RLD chief Jayant Chaudhary on Tuesday targeted the BJP government at centre and state and said that since the present “double engine” government had failed the people of Uttar Pradesh, the two parties will replace it with their “double engine” government in the state.
Their government will also make a memoriam for the farmers who died during the year long protest against three farm laws, after coming to power, he promised.
Targeting the BJP government, the RLD supremo said, “Farmers have fought a very big battle with the government and won. But this happened after over 700 farmers died in the protest. Our first task after coming to power would be to build a memorial for the farmers in Meerut,” he said.
"यूपी का ये जनादेश, आ रहे हैं अखिलेश"
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Launching a personal attack on Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Chaudhary said that the UP CM rarely looks happy. “He appears to be angry at all times. He is seen happy only when he is surrounded by the calves. After this election we will make him free so that he can spend more time with them,” he said.
Pointing out the poor quality of road construction in Bijnore, Chaudhary said that the road breaks even before the inauguration. “Akhilesh Yadav understands science. In his tenure, he showed trust in the engineers and thus, was able to get the highways built in the state,” he added.
Taking on the BJP government, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and SP chief, Akhilesh Yadav said that looking at the huge attendance for the rally, he can guarantee that this is the beginning of the end for the ruling party in western Uttar Pradesh.
He said that in 2022 the SP alliance will come to power as farmers will win.
The SP leader also hailed Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait for giving a new lease of life to the farmers’ protest whenever people thought it was going to end.
Yadav and Chaudhary joined hands to contest the high decibel assembly elections in an alliance last month. Chaudhary, grandson of former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh and son of former Union Minister Ajit Singh has been holding several public meetings since last year in Western Uttar Pradesh. He had been vocal on the issues of the farmers.
The BJP had swiped the opposition from western Uttar Pradesh in last assembly elections, however, this time due to year-long farmers’ protest over three farm laws the equation in the region has changed. The Samajwadi Party and the RLD are trying to woo the voters away from the BJP.