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09 January 2012

‘We need a polity which can reach out to individuals that can deliver on people’s expectations.’

Jayant ChaudharyWe need a polity which can reach out to individuals that can deliver on people’s expectations.

RLD General Secretary, the leader of Rashtriya Lok Dal and Mathura MP Jayant Chaudhary is all set to lead his party in U.P. Assembly Polls, 2012.

In a candid conservation with young volunteers associated with “Campaign UP 2012”, the young face of Rashtriya Lok Dal discusses about his vision of Uttar Pradesh, the role of youth in a democracy and his efforts in raising the issues related to the development of the rural economy. Excerpts:

 

Q: What message you want to give to the young people of Uttar Pradesh? Do you think youth is a “vibrant force of change” in democracy & politics of India?

I believe our democracy and society is at the cusp of transformative changes. I believe the educated youth is challenging the traditional structures & hierarchies and in the process emancipating those who were not in the mainstream.

 

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06 January 2012

We will sweep western UP in UP elections: Ajit Singh

Jayant Choudhary

We will sweep western UP in UP elections: Ajit Singh

RLD chief Ajit Singh's induction in the Union Cabinet coincided with the announcement of the schedule for the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.

He has been forced to juggle his time between the Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, which houses the civil aviation ministry, and his residence at 12, Tughlaq Road, where he invariably runs into hordes of ticket-seekers. The 73-year-old sixth term Lok Sabha member from Baghpat, who is also an IIT Kharagpur alumnus, took some time out to speak to ET , spelling out his party's strategy for the coming round of electoral battle. Excerpts:

What, according to you, are the main issues in the polls?

The main issue is how to get rid of Mayawati - her corruption, her behaviour, her disconnect from the people, patronisation extended to criminals. All sections of the society are angry with her because of five years of misgovernance and misrule. Till now, there was no alternative available to the people of UP.

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01 October 2011

Ajit Singh met Vilas Rao Deshmukh on Land Acquisition Act at Krishi Bhavan

Jayant Chaudhary

Ajit Singh met Vilas Rao Deshmukh on Land Acquisition Act at Krishi Bhavan

India's leading farmer leader Chaudhary Ajit Singh today met Minister for Rural Development, Vilas Rao Deshmukh with his demand to make changes in the archaic 1984 Land Acquisition Act. He claimed after meeting Vilasrao at Krishi Bhavan that he was assured by the minister that the Bill will be introduced in the coming Parliament session. MP Jayant Chaudhary also accompanied his father today. Ajit Singh was the first leader who tried to visit Bhatta Parsaul village in Greater Noida after peasant movements against alleged land acquisition. But he was stopped before he cound enter the village.

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09 February 2011

Podolski: We're contenders for gold

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Any player whose presence at the first training session of a new season prompts a turn-out in excess.

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09 February 2011

Ronaldo: Don't count us out

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On the eve of his country’s South Africa 2010 bow, Portugal’s captain is quietly confident.

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09 February 2011

Drogba: I'm afraid of nothing

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His country's captain and primary source of goals, Didier Drogba has already won his first battle.

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

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. He spoke to Hindustan Timesat Khatauli’s Gujjar-dominated Titaura village. Edited excepts:

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