LS polls: Raja Bhaiya’s JDL to contest 80 seats

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LS polls: Raja Bhaiya’s JDL to contest 80 seats

Friday, 11 January 2019 | PNS | Lucknow

The rookie Jansatta Dal Loktantrik, founded by independent MLA from Kunda and former minister of Uttar Pradesh, Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya, will contest all the 80 Lok Sabha seats in UP in the 2019 general election.

This was announced by former MP and MLC Akshay Pratap Singh, cousin of  Raja Bhaiya, here on Thursday.

Talking to reporters here, Akshay Pratap Singh said the Jansatta Dal Loktantrik (JDL) would be the third alternative in the state after the Bharatiya Janata Party and the mahagathbandhan.

“We are building our base in all districts and will emerge as an alternative to two big forces,” he said

Akshay Singh said Raja Bhaiya was a popular leader of Pratapgarh and after he floated his own party, people from all over the state had started showing interest in him and the JDL.

“We are getting requests from leaders seeking tickets. The final call will be taken by Raja Bhaiya himself,” he said, adding that the party was getting overwhelming response from everywhere in the state and youths were joining it in large numbers every day.

The JDL leader also criticised the political parties in the state for using caste and religion for their electoral gains and said youths had always suffered by this. “Therefore, they (youths) dislike these parties and are showing interest in Raja Bhaiya’s new party,” he said.

The JDL demands a compensation of one crore rupees for the families of those martyrs who fought for the cause of youths, Akshay Singh said.

Raja Bhaiya had organised a big rally in Lucknow on November 30 last year in which he had announced his new political party and declared its intention to contest the Lok Sabha polls.