Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) state president Masood Ahmad said the RLD would support the Congress in the Assembly election to be held in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. “We are contesting the election in Rajasthan and talks about the seats are underway,” Masood said.
He was speaking at a press conference held at party headquarters on Tuesday. Masood gave happy wishes of Diwali to the people of UP and said the party would keep struggling for the cause of farmers, unemployed, labourers and people of the weaker section.
He lambasted the Yogi government saying the CM was not concerned about the deteriorating condition of the existing education system and health. “The government remains busy in propagating issues like Mandir-Masjid, Shamshan-Kabristan and so it reflects that it is aimed at dividing people to rule. BJP government’s popular slogan “Sabka saath, sabka vikas” had taken a back seat in the one-and-a-half year regime of Yogi-led government. Several persons suffered in the name of cow vigilantism,” he pointed out.
He took a jibe at the Central government saying the BJP failed to fulfill promises it made to voters in the previous Lok Sabha election. “Now a fear perception has gripped the BJP leaders for their double speak. To counter this, the BJP and its frontal organisations are now raising the Ram Mandir issue when five states of the country are to undergo polls in the time to come,” he commented.
Masood said CM Yogi Adityanath was also spearheading the campaign to mobilise voters in the name of Ram Mandir. “The teachers, students, Aaganwadi workers are being beaten brutally in the BJP government in UP for raising their voice. Farmers are being cheated in the name of loan waiver and hollow promises. Sugarcane farmers are yet to get their arrears and the law and order has been thrown to the wind in the BJP government,” he said. Speaking on the state government’s programme to lit lamps in Ayodhya on a large-scale, Masood said in a caustic way that he hoped that the CM would get enlightenment and would work for the interest of the people of UP.