Lucknow, Feb 6: Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh on Monday released his party’s manifesto for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election 2017. During the release of manifesto, Singh was accompanied by Jayant Choudhary and a few other leaders of the party. The party says that in its manifesto, it has kept farmers and their needs in mind.

Few important points in RLD manifesto: 

  1. The party in its manifesto mentioned about setting up a farmer commission.
  2. To help farmers in a better way the party promised to bring in a budget for farmers separately.
  3.  In 14 days, Ajit Singh’s party gave a word to finish of the pending payments of sugarcane farmers.
  4. The party promises to set up High Court bench in western Uttar Pradesh, Bundelkhand and Purvanchal regions of UP.
  5. For employment, party promises to fill up the vacant posts within 100 days.
  6. RLD also promised 33 per cent of reservation to women for jobs.
  7. Also, promised to bring hospital like AIIMS in various parts of state.
  8. Special emphasis on successfully implementing schemes targeting rural self-governance.

The RLD president on Monday also spoke about an alliance in the state. Earlier, speculation was being made that Ajit Singh’s party might join hands with the Samajwadi Party and Congress to contest the UP polls, but later the RLD was left out of SP-Congress alliance. Now,  the RLD will contest on all 403 seats in the state in alliance with Nitish Kumar’s JD(U). Also, there were reports that the RLD might joins hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), but later the reports were quashed by RLD president.

Ajit Singh had stated, “The people of the state want a change… the poor, the farmers, the youth, every section of society is faced with problems.” Lashing out at the Samajwadi Party he had said that the SP government is making claims of development in the advertisements put up by them, but in reality there is no development worth its name in the state.

To a question, Singh had categorically stressed that RLD will not join hands with the BJP “at any cost”. On who will be the chief ministerial candidate, he said the party has already announced Jayant Singh as the chief ministerial face of the party.