The Rashtriya Lok Dal maintained that its ‘Ashirwad Path’ programmes being carried out since October 7 under the leadership of RLD president Chaudhary Jayant Singh were getting immense public support in every district of the state.
Party’s national secretary Anil Dubey, Team RLD national convener Anupam Mishra, RLD state spokesperson SN Trivedi and Aeshwarya Raj Singh told newsmen in Lucknow on Saturday that the stupendous success of Ashirwad Path sabhas was a clear indication that the people in Uttar Pradesh had made up their mind to vote out the incumbent ‘anti-people’ Bharatiya Janata Party government.
“Today people are fed up with inflation, unemployment, corruption, deteriorating law and order, oppression of farmers etc. All limits of oppression, unemployment, inflation and corruption vis-à-vis farmers have been crossed,” they alleged.
Speaking about the Ashirwad Path programme, the RLD leaders said that party supremo Jayant Chaudhary was going among the people and learning and understanding their minds and taking blessings from them.
“It is a barometer of the public mood in view of the UP assembly elections. In Ashirwad Path programme, Chaudhary Jayant Singh was honoured by the people from all sections of the society, who offered him a turban and that signified that Jayant had the blessings of all. In these meetings, suggestions are being sought directly from the general public and on their basis, the RLD president has promised to make farmers, poor, women, students, youths, labourers and underprivileged sections socially and financially strong, if RLD forms or is instrumental in forming the next government in Uttar Pradesh. With the encouraging public connect, a Lok Sankalp Patra is also being prepared for the upcoming assembly elections," the leaders said.
RLD national secretary Anil Dubey said that Chaudhary Jayant Singh toured Madhaiya in Noorpur (Hapur), the birthplace of Chaudhary Charan Singh on October 7.
“Jayant Chaudhary announced to give Rs 12,000 to the farmers of the state to improve their financial condition and Rs 15,000 to marginal farmers under Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme,” he said.
Anupam Mishra said that the party chief announced ‘Manyavara Kanshi Ram Shehri Shramik Samman Yojana’ for the uplift of labourers working in the unorganised sectors and in cities on October 9. “On the lines of MNREGA, the income of labourers living in urban areas will be ensured and the workers of the city will get assured employment,” Mishra said.
On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Lok Nayak Jaiprakash Narayan, in the RLD Lok Sankalp Patra, Jayant Chaudhary made important announcements under ‘Sarvodaya Yojana’. These are scholarship scheme for OBC, SC/ST students for getting admission in reputed universities of the world, financial powers to Panchayati Raj institutions, strengthening of Panchayati Raj system under the 73rd amendment to the Constitution, Rs 1 lakh as incentive to those have inter-caste marriage, entrepreneur fund of Rs 2,500 crore for SC / ST and Divyang to reduce economic inequality and build the path of economic progress of all sections and a special fund of Rs 2,500 crores for agriculture startups.
Besides, a guaranteed security scheme for all sections of society, including minorities, will also be started if the RLD was voted to power.
Jayant has also promised the establishment of Allahabad High Court benches in Western Uttar Pradesh, Bundelkhand and Purvanchal so that the general public can get accessible justice.
RLD state spokesperson SN Trivedi said that Jayant Chaudhary also promised to solve the problems of potato farmers across the state and at a Ashirwad Path sabha in Sadabad (Hathras), the RLD chief promised a minimum support price (MSP) 150 per cent of expenditure incurred on potato production if the party came to power so that farmers could get remunerative price of the produce.
“In Agota, Bulandshahr, Jayant Chaudhary advocated police reforms and stressed that the duty hours of policemen would be fixed at eight hours daily and overtime would also be given. By removing the border scheme, policemen would be deployed in districts around their native places,” RLD state spokesman Aeshwarya Raj Singh said.