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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

drogbaPodolski: We're contenders for gold

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

drogbaRonaldo: Don't count us out

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

drogbaDrogba: I'm afraid of nothing

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

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drogbaSP-BSP-RLD ready to take on BJP; polls 'make or break' for idea of inclusive India: Jayant Chaudhary.

New Delhi, Mar 10 The SP-BSP-RLD alliance in Uttar Pradesh had no accommodation problems and is battle ready to take on the BJP in the Lok Sabha polls, RLD vice president Jayant Chaudhary said Sunday, asserting the contest will be a "make or break" for the idea of an inclusive and progressive India.

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