RLD

  • RLD rules out possibility of joining Janata Parivar April 8, 2015

    Lucknow: Rashtriya Lok Dal general secretary Jayant Chaudhary on Tuesday ruled out the possibility of his party joining the Janata Parivar. "Earlier Janata Parivar was very big, but with time there were changes in politics and we splintered. Today, a small group forms and what will be its shape time will...
  • Amar Singh says he can join BJP, no word from RSS yet January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: The ruling party Bhartiya Janata Party is the flavour of the season. It seems everybody wants to be with it. The list of the people jockeying to join the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led BJP is getting bigger every day. After former AAP leader Shazia Ilmi, famous film...
  • Actor-turned politician Jaya Prada likely to join Delhi BJP: Sources January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Actor-turned politician Jaya Prada is likely to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Delhi ahead of the Assembly polls in the national capital. According to sources, she is likely to campaign in the Telegu dominated areas for the elections. She is also said to have expressed her willingness...
  • Delhi: Ajit Singh's supporters tries to enter his bungalow, 150 detained September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Around 150 people, including some former Rashtriya Lok Dal MPs have been detained forcibly outside Tughlak Road in the national capital as they tried to enter party chief Ajit Singh's bungalow on Tuesday. Singh's supporters including RLD leader Rakesh Tikait and other jat leaders were expected to hold a...
  • Ajit Singh flays Centre for not converting his bungalow into his father's memorial September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Ajit Singh on Friday attacked the government for rejecting his demand for converting the bungalow occupied by him into a memorial of his father, former Prime Minister Charan Singh, and blamed it for protests over the issue. "There is a memorial in the name of...
  • People want bungalow to be converted into memorial, says Ajit Singh September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after power and water supplies to his official residence were disconnected, RLD chief Ajit Singh on Thursday said that he would vacate his government bungalow by next week but claimed people want the house to be converted into a memorial of his father, late Charan Singh. The former...
  • UP: RLD workers clash with police, 25 injured; defiant Ajit Singh justifies violence over bungalow September 18, 2014

    Ghaziabad: A protest led by former union minister Ajit Singh and his supporters turned violent in Gang Nahar in Ghaziabad on Thursday with the police being forced to use water cannons. Earlier in the day, protestors pelted stones at the police, after which there was a lathi charge. Police say Singh's...
  • RLD chief Ajit Singh's supporters threaten to cut off water supply to Delhi September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: In a show of muscle power by RLD chief and former union minister Ajit Singh, his supporters on Thursday threatened to stop water supply to Delhi. Following this, a protest led by Ajit Singh and his supporters turned violent at Gang Nahar near Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh. Protestors pelted...
  • Ajit Singh says he will vacate government accommodation by September 25 September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after the Union Government cracked the whip by disconnecting power and water supplies to the official accommodation of former union minister Ajit Singh, the Rashtriya Lok Dal leader on Sunday said that he will vacate the accommodation by 25th of this month. "I have lived here...
  • Power, water supply snapped at Ajit Singh's residence as he refused to vacate government residence September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In an embarrassment for former union minister Ajit Singh, power and water supply has been snapped at his residence in the national capital on Saturday. The development took place after Singh refused to vacate the governmentallotted residence following his defeat in the Lok Sabha elections. Singh is presently residing...
  • Railway fare hike necessary: Amar Singh July 5, 2014

    Kolkata: Welcoming the hike in railway fares initiated by the Narendra Modi government, RLD leader Amar Singh on Saturday said the raise was needed for sustainable growth and said the central government's stance that the rich should voluntarily give up cooking gas subsidy is a mark of "good governance". "The hike...
  • Lok Sabha results: Caste based parties routed, those with regional identity emerge stronger May 17, 2014

    What explains the total decimation strong regional parties like Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Samajwadi Party (SP), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) etc in this election? These parties blame the Narendra Modi wave for their rout while the BJP claims that it is...
  • Three injured in clash between BJP, RLD supporters in Mathura April 24, 2014

    Three persons were injured following a clash between supporters of two political parties in Daulatpur village outside of a polling booth in the district, police said on Wednesday. Polling in underway in Mathura, where BJP candidate and actress Hema Malini is pitted against sitting MP from RLD Jayant Chaudhary, which reported...
  • Amar Singh complains to EC against SP for targeting rivals April 24, 2014

    Fatehpur Sikri: Amar Singh, one of India's most colourful candidates who is contesting his first direct elections this time, has attacked his former party, the Samajwadi Party (SP). Speaking to CNN-IBN at a polling booth in the Fatehpur Sikri Lok Sabha seat, from where he is contesting on an RLD ticket,...
  • Riots will take place across India if Modi becomes PM: Ajit Singh April 23, 2014

    Mathura: Taking a dig at BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Ajit Singh while addressing a rally in Mathura on Tuesday claimed that communal riots will take place across the country if Modi came to power. During the rally which was also attended by Congress vice president...
  • Ajit Singh calls Modi a goat, says he talks only about himself April 20, 2014

    Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Ajit Singh attacked Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi by calling him a goat. While addressing a rally on Sunday in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, Singh said, "Modi does not talk about forming a BJP government, but talks only about forming his government. He only...
  • Ajit Singh calls Modi a goat, says he talks only about himself April 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Ajit Singh attacked Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi by calling him a goat. While addressing a rally on Sunday in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, Singh said, "Modi does not talk about forming a BJP government, but talks only about forming his government....
  • Campaign trail with Amar Singh from Fatehpur Sikri April 20, 2014

    RLD leader Amar Singh is contesting the Lok Sabha elections from Fatehpur Sikhri in Uttar Pradesh. On a campaign trail with him, here is how he woos the voters by bowing to buffaloes and adding star power. ...
  • MPs Rating: Jaya Prada scores 4.8 on a scale of 10 April 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran actor Jaya Prada a two term MP from Rampur, Uttar Pradesh has scored 4.8 on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. While Jaya Prada got 4.4 for accessibility and 4.5 for trustworthiness, she scored 4.9 for law...
  • Election Yatra: Battle for Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Mathura April 17, 2014

    With the 2014 Lok Sabha elections underway, CNN-IBN's Arunima visits Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, and Mathura constituencies in Uttar Pradesh to find out the views of the voters on the candidates from their constituencies. Uttar Pradesh has 80 Parliamentary constituencies. ...
  • 11 UP seats to see polling on Thursday April 15, 2014

    Eleven parliamentary constituencies go to the polls Thursday in Uttar Pradesh, where a bitter contest is on among major contenders to win the maximum number of its 80 Lok Sabha seats. The second phase of balloting in the country's most populous state involves some political stalwarts: Santosh Gangwar and Maneka Gandhi...
  • LS polls: Hema fights BJP's ally turned foe in Mathura April 11, 2014

    Five years ago she came here seeking votes for Rashtriya Lok Dal candidate Jayant Chaudhary. But the sitting MP is now her main rival and tormentor, whom she accuses of non-performance. It is a perfect role reversal for Bollywood's 'Dreamgirl' Hema Malini and the scene is set in Mathura, the 'Braj...
  • Ahead of LS polls Hema Malini campaigns in Mathura April 10, 2014

    Huge crowds on Thursday lined up along the roads in this Uttar Pradesh town as Bollywood actor-turned-politician Hema Malini, who is the BJP candidate for the Lok Sabha polls, asked people to vote for her. Hema Malini faces Jayant Choudhary, son of Civil Aviation Minister and Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Ajit...
  • Lok Sabha elections: UP records 65 per cent voter turnout in first phase April 10, 2014

    The first phase of elections in Uttar Pradesh will be held on April 10 where voters in West UP and neighbouring Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddha Nagar constituencies will elect Lok Sabha members from 10 seats. A total of 1.69 crore voters, 93.6 lakh men and 76.25 lakh women, will decide the...
  • Stage set for polling in 10 LS seats of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday April 9, 2014

    Lucknow: The electoral fortunes of 154 candidates will be decided in 10 Lok Sabha seats in politically important state of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. Muzaffarnagar riots have changed the political equations of the area dominated by Jats and Muslims which form 15 to 40 per cent of the populace, with...
  • Stage set for polling in 10 LS seats of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday April 9, 2014

    The electoral fortunes of 154 candidates will be decided in 10 Lok Sabha seats in politically important state of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. Muzaffarnagar riots have changed the political equations of the area dominated by Jats and Muslims which form 15 to 40 per cent of the polpulace, with political parties...
  • Jayant Chaudhary, Hema Malini served EC notice; FIR against AAP candidate April 9, 2014

    Election Commission has taken action against four candidates of different political parties, including RLD candidate Jayant Chaudhary and BJP’s Hema Malini, for violating Model Code of Conduct. “Notices have been served on RLD candidate Jayant Chaudhary and BJP candidate Hema Malini for hiding the actual expenditure being incurred on their election,”...
  • Case against Jaya Prada for violating poll code April 9, 2014

    A case has been registered against Rashtriya Lok Dal candidate Jaya Prada and party's district president Ajit Rathi for violation of Model Code of Conduct in Muzaffarnagar, police said on Wednesday. They said the yesteryear actress, who is contesting from Bijnore Lok Sabha constituency was charged for violating model code of...
  • Campaigning ends for 10 LS seats in western UP April 8, 2014

    Campaigning for the 10 Lok Sabha seats in western Uttar Pradesh, including Aligarh, that go to the polls April 10, ended on Tuesday evening. The fate of 146 candidates will be decided by 1,74,12,605 voters. The constituencies are Muzaffarnagar, Saharanpur, Kairana, Bijnor, Meerut, Bagpat, Ghaziabad, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Bulandshahr and Aligarh. The Bharatiya...