Lok Sabha Polls 2019: RLD calls for 6 seats in Uttar Pradesh Grand Alliance

Samajwadi Party Leader Akhilesh Yadav with RLD Vice President Jayant Chaudhary

The Rashtriya Lok Dal, a part of an opposition alliance in Uttar Pradesh, has put forward a demand of 6 six out of 80 to field its candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha 2019 Elections, a party state functionary told media on Wednesday. RJD’s demand comes a day after its Vice President Jayant Chaudhary met Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow on Tuesday. Trouble for Former UP CM: CBI claims Akhilesh Yadav approved 14 illegal mining deals

Jayant Chaudhary without disclosing much details about the meetings had said that “We discussed present politics and future course of action and also about BJP’s failures.

RJD UP Chief Masood Ahmed on Wednesday said that party has demanded to field its candidate on – Baghpat, Mathura, Muzaffarnagar, Hathras, Amroha and Kairana parliamentary seats. Currently, RJD MP Tabassum Hasan represents Kiarana Parliamentary seats who won the seat last year after it got vacant after BJP MP’s Hukum Singh death.

She won the seat banking on the support from all the parties as all have declared her as a United Front Candidate.  “Any decision on seat sharing will be taken when Jayant Chaudhary meets Akhilesh Yadav and BSP supremo Mayawati,” Ahmed said. BSP-SP slam BJP for ‘misusing CBI’: Hold Joint Press Conference to back Akhilesh over Mining Scam Issue

However, as per the latest deal of seats between the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party, both have decided to contest on 37 each reportedly. Congress drop hints of ‘Ekla Chalo’ policy in UP, after SP-BSP look to corner in coalition

The official announcement about the SP-BSP is expected to be made on January 15, on the Birthday of the BSP Supremo Mayawati.

The Jat dominated RJD in last polls failed to deliver much. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the RLD failed to win a single seat and polled only 0.86 per cent votes. In the 2017 UP state elections, the RLD won only one seat out of the 277 it contested and got 2.59 per cent votes.

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