Noida: For the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2022, the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) has selected educated candidates from the constituency who do not have any criminal background while ally Samajwadi Party (SP) announced the first list of candidates. The candidates have been selected on the basis of ‘winning ability’.
The SP and RLD had announced an alliance last year. The alliance on Thursday announced candidates for 29 seats in western Uttar Pradesh, which will go to polls on February 10. Under this, SP has fielded candidates on 10 seats and RLD on 19 seats. Most of these seats in districts like Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Aligarh, Agra, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Hapur, Ghaziabad were won by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidates in the 2017 elections, but farmers’ agitations against agricultural laws and The changing caste equations have had a great impact.
RLD spokesperson Sandeep Choudhary told PTI-Bhasha, “The background of the candidate was taken into consideration in ticket distribution. None of the declared candidates of RLD have any criminal background. They are all educated and qualified candidates who have good penetration among the people of their area. We don’t have any outside candidates. All belong to the assembly seat from where they are contesting.”
Chowdhury said party leaders have organized campaigns and panchayats in recent months, and have taken decisions based on “information from the public”. Choudhary also underlined that the recent agitation by farmers against the Modi government’s agricultural laws has affected the BJP’s prospects in Uttar Pradesh, especially in the western region. He said, “Farmers are unhappy. The Muslim community is also unhappy with the BJP. People have come to know about the false promises of BJP.”
SP spokesperson Abbas Haider said the alliance between his party and the RLD has a “definite impact” in the western part of Uttar Pradesh. On ticket distribution, Haider told PTI, “Winning ability of a candidate is the first criterion for ticket distribution in an alliance. Party workers are also being kept in mind during ticket distribution. “The atmosphere in the region is against the BJP and it is clear that people from all walks of life have come out in support of the SP-RLD alliance,” Haider claimed.
Of the 29 seats the SP-RLD alliance announced on Thursday, Nahid Hasan of SP won from Kairana and Rafiq Ansari from Meerut in the last election and the party has announced to field both of them this time as well. is of. Sahendra Singh Ramala was the only candidate of RLD who had won the last election. Ramala had won from Chhaprauli seat in Baghpat district. RLD is yet to announce the name of the candidate for this seat.
The alliance has announced a female candidate for only one of the 29 seats. RLD has fielded Babita Devi from Baldev constituency, a reserved seat for Scheduled Castes. (agency)