Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Jayant Chaudhary on Thursday denied the possibility of a post-poll alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party in the upcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, news agency ANI reported.
During a meeting with Jat leaders in New Delhi, Union Minister Amit Shah had said BJP doors are always open for RLD.
“They (BJP) did nothing for farmers. The police force was used against students in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh two days back. In such an environment, how can they think that anyone would join hands with them?” Chaudhary told the news agency.
Earlier, tweeting on the matter, the RLD chief said that the invitation should not be given to him, but to all the families of farmers whose lives were destroyed during the farmers’ protest.
“Don’t give this invitation to me. Give it to all those 700 farmers’ families whose houses you have destroyed,” he tweeted in hindi.
After a meeting of Jat leaders from poll-bound UP with Amit Shah, BJP MP Parvesh Verma, referring to the RLD-SP alliance for Uttar Pradesh elections had told ANI, “On (RLD chief) Jayant Chaudhary, he (HM Amit Shah) said that there are many possibilities after the polls. For now, he has chosen a party. People of the Jat community will speak to Jayant. BJP’s doors are always open for him.”
RLD formed an alliance with Samajwadi Party earlier, to contest Uttar Pradesh Assembly Polls that are scheduled to take place in seven phases starting on February 10, 14, 20, 23, 27 and March 3 and 7.