Rashtriya Lok Dal
) () (translation
:National People's Party) is a political party
. Ajit Singh
is the party president. He is carrying on the political legacy of Charan Singh
and the original Lok Dal
..Ch. Charan Singh was a great farmer leader and was a former Prime Minister of India. He is the father of Ajit Singh.
The party commands a heavy influence in the western region of the state of Uttar Pradesh and is often significant in formation of the UP government. From 2002 - 2007, the party had 6 ministers in the UP government and its legislators held many important portfolios.
In 2004 Lok Sabha elections
, RLD ran in alliance with the Samajwadi Party
. The party polled 2,463,607 votes and won 3 seats. Under the arrangement with SP, RLD contested seats only in the western part of Uttar Pradesh
traditionally dominated by Jats
The party's official electoral symbol is handpump.
In 2009 Lok Sabha elections, RLD ran in alliance with the Bhartiya Janta Party. The party won 5 seats. Under the arrangement with BJP, RLD contested only 7 seats in the western part of Uttar Pradesh traditionally dominated by Jats. RLD has 5 member of parliament (in 15th Loksabha) i.e., Ajit Singh (Baghpat), Jayant Choudhary (Mathura), Devendra Nagpal (Amroha), Smt. Sarika Singh Baghel (Hathras, SC) belongs to Gaderia
community ,and Sanjay Singh Chauhan (Bijnor),he belongs to the Gujjar
community.Party's MLA's in 15th Vidhan... Read More