Jayant Chaudhary. Pic: Twitter (@jayantrld)
Lucknow: Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) vice-president and former Mathura MP Jayant Chaudhary on Friday said Kairana by-poll, that is scheduled to happen on May 28, has been shifted from communal issues to real issues, farmer issues and other things.
“Farmers’ issue is very significant. All have been hit and they will vote. When people vote together, they start thinking differently about their lives. They start thinking of structuring their lives together. This then does not remain only a political alliance,” the grandson of Chaudhary Charan Singh said as per a report by The Indian Express.
He expressed his concern over critical issues faced by Dalits and said that the minority community is angry over BJP and “Modiji is silent on it”. Chaudhary while referring to UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s recent speech at a rally in Virar said: “The Chief Minister (Yogi Adityanath) has started terming riot victims as shaheed (martyrs). We must give justice to all those who are hit, but cannot demonise anyone. Hindus and Muslims have a long tradition of living together.”
Adityanath on Thursday had said that “Polarisation is already done. I know. On one side, there are people who flared up riots in Muzaffarnagar and western Uttar Pradesh. Youths like Sachin and Gaurav were brutally murdered and they along with others were implicated. Then no other party spoke out. Only BJP workers raised their voice.”