Chief of the Rashtriya Lok Dal Jayant Chaudhary has affirmed that, for the upcoming general elections in Uttar Pradesh, he will form an alliance with the BJP by joining the NDA. Chaudhary stated, “How can I refuse now?” hours after the government bestowed the Bharat Ratna upon former prime minister Chaudhary Charan Singh.
Chaudhary Charan Singh was the patriarch of Jayant Chaudhary. Following in the footsteps of Karpoori Thakur and LK Advani, two former prime ministers, PV Narasimha Rao and Chaudhary Charan Singh, and the scientist MS Swaminathan were awarded the Bharat Ratna today.
Jayant Chaudhary told the media that the P.M. Modi administration accomplished something that no other political party could.
Jayant Chaudhary responded, “Discussing seats or votes would diminish the significance of this day when I am receiving congratulations and Prime Minister Modi has announced a decision that demonstrates his comprehension of the nation’s fundamental sentiments and character.” When asked about specifics regarding his party’s forthcoming alliance in Uttar Pradesh,.
The Jat community in western Uttar Pradesh is impacted by RLD. According to India Today, the RLD may be eligible to run for two Lok Sabha seats and one Rajya Sabha seat in accordance with a pact with the BJP.
The I.N.D.I. Alliance has suffered a significant setback with Jayant Chaudhary’s decision to join the NDA, as Akhilesh Yadav recently suggested allowing the RLD to contest seven seats.
SP and RLD formed an alliance prior to the general elections of 2019. However, SP won only five seats, and RLD lost all three it ran for. SP won 111 of the 347 seats it contested in the 2022 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, while RLD won 9 of the 33 seats it had contested. The BJP won an absolute majority in those elections.