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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Rashtriya Lok Dal
Lok Dal (Charan) or Lok Dal (Charan Singh), a political party in Uttar Pradesh, India.
Singh was opposed to the move of RLD to withdraw support from the Mayawati state cabinet.
The party is named after Charan Singh, the founder of the original Lok Dal and father of RLD leader Ajit Singh.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Rashtriya-Lok-Dal   (208 words)

  Rashtriya Lok Dal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rashtriya Lok Dal (National People's Party), a political party in India.
He claims to be carrying on the political legacy of Charan Singh and the original Lok Dal.
In 2004 Lok Sabha elections, RLD ran in alliance with the Samajwadi Party.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rashtriya_Lok_Dal   (122 words)

 The Hindu : Other States / Uttar Pradesh News : RLD resignations spark speculation in U.P.
A CLEVER MOVE?: Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Ajit Singh with his party leaders in Lucknow on Tuesday after announcing resignations of his party ministers from the Samajwadi-led Government in Uttar Pradesh.
LUCKNOW: Rashtriya Lok Dal president Ajit Singh's "parting shot" to his (former) alliance partner — Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav — has triggered speculation about the fate of the three-and-a-half-year-old Samajwadi Party Government.
Agarwal who claimed to have met the RLD chief in the morning (the resignations were announced at 3 p.m.) said the SP and the RLD would contest the coming Assembly elections as alliance partners.
www.hindu.com /2007/01/10/stories/2007011018160500.htm   (503 words)

 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Nation
The Opposition has claimed that the RLD MLAs were being kept out of the state as there was a threat to their lives.
Former RLD vice-president Rameshwar Singh — who recently floated Lok Dal (Charan Singh) after parting of ways with Ajit Singh — said the RLD MLAs were part of the newly-formed group and were “unlawfully” kept away from their homes by RLD chief Ajit Singh.
He also claimed that “there will be no split in the RLD and the decision to withdraw support to the Mayavati government was unanimous”.
www.telegraphindia.com /1030612/asp/nation/story_2060550.asp   (712 words)

 Indiainfo.com -> News -> India -> RLD leader seeks withdrawal of support to UP govt
Lucknow: General secretary of Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), an alliance partner in the coalition government in Uttar Pradesh, on October 22 sought immediate withdrawal of party's support to Mayawati government accusing it of being "anti-farmer" and opposed to formation of a separate Harit Pradesh.
RLD had extended support to Mayawati government in the hope that it would resolve the problems of farmers and adopt a positive attitude on creation of a separate Harit Pradesh out of Western Uttar Pradesh districts, Samarpal Singh told reporters.
Singh sought action against two RLD ministers Anuradha Chaudhary and Kokab Hameed saying both defied party whip and were absent when the Assembly took up the party- sponsored motion for creation of Harit Pradesh.
news.indiainfo.com /2002/10/22/22rld.html   (237 words)

 Lok Lyrics
Lok Sabha - The Lok Sabha (; meaning "House of the People") is the lower house in the Parliament of India.
The Lok Sabha (House of the People) is the lower house in the Parliament of India.
Bharatiya Lok Dal - Bharatiya Lok Dal (Hindi: Indian Peoples Party) was a political party in India.
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 Stage set for fourth front in UP
Efforts to cobble up a fourth alternative in Uttar Pradesh -- one comprising the Jan Morcha, Rashtriya Lok Dal, the Communist Party of India, the Lok Janshakti and other like-minded parties are in advance stage, sources in the proposed front said on Saturday.
The seat sharing arrangement between these parties was finalised when Jan Morcha chief Raj Babbar and Rashtriya Lok Dal leader Captain Baldeo Singh had a meeting, the sources said.
However, they indicated that Rashtriya Lok Dal will be contesting between 70-80 assembly seats in western Uttar Pradesh, while CPI 20-22, Lok Janshakti Party 15.
www.rediff.com /news/2007/mar/10uppoll1.htm   (420 words)

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Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader and former Agriculture minister Ajit Singh has added fuel to the growing speculation of imminent Opposition unity to topple the Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh, by meeting Congress president Sonia Gandhi this evening.
RLD sources say Ajit’s exit from the Cabinet has become the catalyst for unity moves.
RLD sources had revealed earlier that the decision to pull out will be taken only after drawing up a blueprint for an alternative government.
www.indianexpress.com /print.php?content_id=24829   (470 words)

 RLD vice president Rameshwar Singh quits party
Lucknow: The Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), campaigning for dislodging the Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh, received a jolt on June 7 when its vice president Rameshwar Singh resigned from the party and floated Lok Dal (Charan Singh).
At a hurriedly called press conference, Singh said he was leaving the party in protest against its chief Ajit Singh's "autocratic style of functioning and favouritism".
He claimed that all RLD legislators were with him.
news.indiainfo.com /2003/06/07/07rld.html   (158 words)

 RLD MLA Samarpal's suspension to be lifted- The Times of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
Sources in the RLD told this reporter that a final decision in this regard would be taken by Ajit Singh by the end of this month.
When asked about the likelihood of Samarpal return to the party fold, Rashtriya Yuva Lok Dal president Pratap Choudhary said that the suspended MLA had already replied to the show-cause notice and a decision would be taken by the party supremo Ajit Singh.
Yuva RLD leader said that the Taj corridor project was being executed with the consent of the chief minister.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com /cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow?msid=46121   (249 words)

 India Election 2004 - Overview
In the 13th Lok Sabha, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by Mr.
Their vote share was 6.13 percent in 1989, 2.19 percent in 1991, 3.22 percent in 1996, 10.87 percent in 1998 and 3.22 percent in 1999.
The sudden spurt in the number of seats won by the registered parties in 1998 and their vote share is explained by the fact that parties like BJD and Trinamool Congress which broke away from the Janata Dal and the Congress respectively were included in the list of registered parties.
www.indiaonestop.com /Election2004/elecoverview04.html   (873 words)

 HardNews - 2nd generation trumps the first
In their place have marched in regional plenipotentiaries who hold the keys to the majority in the Lok Sabha, and thereby holding the reins to the office of the prime minister.
Ram Vilas Paswan of the Janata Dal could not hide the limitations of his vision when he was Union Railway Minister: his entire tenure was wedded to starting new projects only in his home state of Bihar.
Orissa Chief Minister Navin Patnaik of the Biju Janata Dal, Ajit Singh of the Rashtriya Lok Dal in Uttar Pradesh, and Om Prakash Choutala of the Indian National Lok Dal in Haryana have long been depending on the name and influence their fathers wielded.
www.hardnewsmedia.com /mar05/pwatch.php   (1141 words)

 In a cleft stick
According to informed sources, the RLD has staked its claims to 60 seats, mostly in western Uttar Pradesh, while the Shakti Dal has expressed its desire to contest 50 seats, mostly in the Terai region.
As if all this was not enough, the RLD announced that as it had an alliance only with the BJP and not with its other allies, it will also contest from the constituencies where the BJP had not fielded any candidate.
During the 2000 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP contested on the basis of a manifesto that was common with its allies and did not mention the Ram temple issue.
www.flonnet.com /fl1902/19020320.htm   (2106 words)

 The Hindu : New Delhi News : A shot in the arm for Congress
The Congress campaign for wresting the seven Lok Sabha seats from the Bharatiya Janata Party in Delhi got a boost with the Rashtriya Lok Dal, the Lok Janshakti Party and the Nationalist Congress Party directing its workers and local leaders to work for the success of the Congress candidates.
The Rashtriya Lok Dal headed by former Union Minister, Ajit Singh, has asked its cadres to work in favour of the Congress candidates in all the seven Parliamentary seats.
The support extended by Rashtriya Lok Dal is likely to benefit the Congress in Outer Delhi and East Delhi constituencies in view of the large presence of Jats and Brahmins in these areas.
www.hinduonnet.com /2004/05/05/stories/2004050511020300.htm   (441 words)

 The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Nation
Nine Rashtriya Lok Dal legislators of Uttar Pradesh, who stayed in Madhya Pradesh for a week fearing “poaching” by Chief Minister Mayawati in the wake of the party’s withdrawal of support to her government, today left by air to an undisclosed destination.
Rashtriya Lok Dal MLAs from Uttar Pradesh relax in a hotel room in Bhopal on Monday.
Nine RLD legislators from Uttar Pradesh arrived in Srinagar on Monday from Bhopal after spending a week in Madhya Pradesh, according to a PTI report.
www.tribuneindia.com /2003/20030603/nation.htm   (3423 words)

 Cong willing to join hands with SP
Gandhi had then gone to Rashtrapati Bhavan to confidently tell (former) President K R Narayanan that she had the support of 272 Members of Parliament in Lok Sabha from various parties, sufficient to form the government.
Asked whether her party would support constitutional amendment to make the upper caste reservation a law, the Congress chief said it was for the government to set up a commission for the purpose and the Congress would support it.
She said the opposition leaders had approached the Uttar Pradesh Governor Vishnu Kant Shastri for the dismissal of the state government headed by Mayawati.
www.rediff.com /news/2003/jun/01sonia.htm   (809 words)

 The Hindu : Janata Dal (U) in talks with BJP on seats
The President of the Janata Dal (U) State unit, B. Somashekar, has said that his party is likely to finalise seat adjustments with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday.
The Janata Dal (U) had decided to have an electoral alliance with the BJP to bring the National Democratic Alliance Government back to power at the Centre and remove the "corrupt" Congress Government in the State.
The former Union Minister, Ajit Singh, was heading the Rashtriya Lok Dal, Mr.
www.hinduonnet.com /2004/03/16/stories/2004031609960400.htm   (355 words)

 The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Haryana
The rally was organised by the state unit of the Rashtriya Lok Dal in connection with the birth centenary celebrations of former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh.
Mr Yudhvir Singh, general secretary, Rashtriya Lok Dal, said the Congress, the Haryana Vikas Party and the Indian National Lok Dal had failed to safeguard the interests of the farmers of the state.
He said the farmers should vote the Rashtriya Lok Dal to power as this was the only party which was working in the interests of the farmers.
www.tribuneindia.com /2003/20030326/haryana.htm   (2350 words)

 rediff.com: Rediff reporters reply to readers' queries
The BJP has not fielded anyone; it has left the seat to its ally, the Rashtriya Lok Dal, led by Ajit Singh.
Rajpal Singh Baliyan is the Lok Dal nominee; the Samajwadi Party nominee is Pramod Tyagi; the Congress has fielded Ashok Kumar; and the Bahujan Samaj Party, Akram Khan.
The alliance the BJP has entered into with the Rashtriya Lok Dal is proving helpful to it in the Jat belt.
www.rediff.com /election/reply.htm   (1155 words)

 Events: Interview; Ajit Singh, president, Rashtriya Lok Dal; June 8, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
He betrays no signs of nervousness amid rumours that his Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), which has 13 legislators in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, is on the verge of a split after he withdrew his support to the Mayawati government.
Western UP was the stronghold of RLD's earlier avatar, the Lok Dal, since the time of Singh's father Chaudhury Charan Singh.
He is now trying to join hands with Samajwadi Party's Mulayam Singh and the Rashtriya Kranti Dal's Kalyan Singh in Uttar Pradesh.
www.the-week.com /23jun08/events9.htm   (604 words)

 GN Online: BJP trying to split Samajwadi vote
Interestingly, Charan Singh's only son Ajit Singh, who heads the Rashtriya Lok Dal and was recently inducted as a federal minister, is already supporting the BJP-led alliance in the state.
Yadav, in his speeches, is blasting his erstwhile Lok Dal colleague Mulayam for perpetuating dynastic politics in total violation of the socialist ideology both claim to follow.
He points out that Mulayam's politically novice son Akhilesh was preferred to seasoned workers during one of the Lok Sabha by-elections as the victorious SP candidate, while his younger brother was a members of the present state legislative assembly until all SP representatives resigned en-masse demanding early polls.
www.gulf-news.com /Articles/news.asp?ArticleID=32360   (763 words)

 Politics: The show has only begun; June 15, 2003. The Week   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
The party's willingness to join hands with Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Ajit Singh and Kalyan Singh of the Rashtriya Kranti Party may appear to be UP specific, but it is an indication of the Congress strategy for the 2004 general elections.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi has, in no uncertain terms, sent a message that her party is open to poll pacts with like-minded secular forces with the sole aim of defeating the BJP.
"It was after the BJP and the Rashtriya Lok Dal gave written assurances that the Governor invited Mayawati to form the government," said RLD chief Ajit Singh, whose decision to withdraw support to the government precipitated the recent move.
www.the-week.com /23jun15/events5.htm   (1030 words)

 Taj scam report to apex court, Tibetans march on Panchen Lama's 15th birthday, 55 per cent turnout in second phase ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
CPM general secretary HS Surjeet and the party's leader in the dissolved Lower House Somnath Chatterjee are believed to have held discussions with the Congress as well as Samajwadi party leadership on the issue, expecting the BJP-led NDA's defeat in the on-going elections.
According to informed sources, the Marxists also expect Rashtriya Lok Dal leader Ajit Singh to join the "secular front" along with Mulayam Singh Yadav despite their known reservations about the Congress led by Sonia Gandhi.
The CPM general secretary feels the saffron party is "resorting to a false propaganda about the SP and RLD to influence U.P. voters." The West Bengal CPM leaders, however, are somewhat worried about the measures the Centre and the Election Commission may take to prevent electoral malpractices in the state on May 10.
www.indiatraveltimes.com /news/news2004/apr04/apr2604_poll2.html   (1811 words)

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His grand revolutionary plank — the Rashtriya Kranti Dal — is built on the slogan of restoring the self-respect or samman of the Lodh Rajput community to which he belongs.
He claimed that dalits were badly beaten by the supporters of the RLD and at least 14 persons including women have sustained serious injuries.
According to observers here, the contest in the Agra region would be between the Bharatiya Janata Party and Chowdhary Ajit Singh's Rashtriya Lok Dal alliance on one side and the BSP on the other.
www.ambedkar.org /News/News021802.htm   (6978 words)

 Daily Excelsior... Editorial
With an eye on the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Jat leaders Ajit Singh was into the Union Cabinet on Monday ahead of formalising an alliance between the BJP and his party Rashtriya Lok Dal.
RLD has two members in the Lok Sabha.
Meanwhile, the BJP, piggy - riding the Rashtriya Lok Dal, will be busy cultivating greener pastures in Western UP and Ajit Singh could pursue his sole agenda of the creation of Harit Pradesh while staying in the National Democratic Alliance Government.
www.dailyexcelsior.com /01july24/edit.htm   (5205 words)

 The Official Website of Jammu & Kashmir Government, India
Ghansara Singh of the congress was elected from the Udhampur parliamentary constituency in 1967 Lok Sabha elections.
Dharam Paul was elected from this constiituency in the Lok Sabha elections of 1989 as a nominee of the Indian national Congress.
The polling for Jammu parliamentary constituency is being held in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections in the State on September 11.
jammukashmir.nic.in /view/sep1.htm   (1996 words)

 Debating India - Game Theory In Chaos
The Lodh leader is the sort of politician who may win a limited number of seats on his own but can tilt the balance in a close contest and damage his opponents.
In the 1999 Lok Sabha polls, for instance, Kalyan-who had by then quit the BJP-had helped swing about eight seats in western UP in favour of the SP.
That is perhaps also the reason why it’s a bit too presuming to talk of a complete desertion of the BJP by the upper-caste vote, particularly in the aftermath of the bitter BSP-BJP divorce.
india.eu.org /915.html   (1187 words)

 Rashtriya Lok Dal protests against misuse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
Lucknow: The Rashtriya Lok Dal of former Union Agriculture minister Ajit Singh yesterday took strong exception to the misuse of government machinery in mustering support of nine independent MLAs by the Bahujan Samaj Party.
RLD spokesperson Anil Dubey claimed that the nine independents are feeling suffocated under the Mayawati regime and wanted to support the RLD, but were afraid of repressive measures.
At present RLD MLAs are cooling themselves in Srinagar to escape poaching.
web.mid-day.com /news/nation/2003/june/54942.htm   (391 words)

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FARCE is possibly too mild a word to describe the events in Haryana after the outcome of the Lok Sabha elections was known.
On March 3, the Haryana Lok Dal (Rashtriya) learned that it, along with the Congress(I)-Bahujan Samaj Party front, had all but wiped out the ruling Haryana Vikas Party(HVP)-Bharatiya Janata Party alliance.
Outgoing Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha Suraj Bhan was trounced in Ambala - he lost by 2,864 votes to Aman Nagra, the first BSP candidate to be elected to the Lok Sabha from Haryana.
www.flonnet.com /fl1506/15060510.htm   (683 words)

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