New Delhi: The Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP), formed by Independent MLA Hanuman Beniwal, wants a ‘BJP-Congress mukt Rajasthan’. Talking to reporters, he said, “We have formed the party with a promise to free the people from the clutches of the Congress and BJP. People want a third option.”
Beniwal launched his party on Monday in the presence of thousands who had gathered from all over Rajasthan. The new party’s election symbol will be ‘bottle’.
He asserted that the Congress, now the main opposition party, will find his party, not the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the main foe in the upcoming Assembly elections in Rajasthan.
Until now, he said, most leaders in the state were mostly bothered about the interests of their respective areas. “Now we are focussing on all the burning issues of the state,” he said.
Beniwal insisted that the ruling BJP will be wiped out in these elections.
According to him, while the BJP gives money to attract people to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rallies, his public meeting on Monday attracted “lakhs who came by spending their own money”.
He said discussions were on with the BSP while the Samajwadi Party had already shown its support. Ghanshyam Tiwari, a six-time BJP MLA who recently floated Bharat Vahini, had also promised support, he said. Tiwari claimed that people were fed up with both the BJP and Congress.
“The differences between former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Congress leader Sachin Pilot are well known. And the BJP’s internal fight is evident. Hence people shall vote for alliance this time.”
Rajasthan is slated to go to polls on December 7 and counting of votes will be done December 11.