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Jan Morcha renamed as Jan Morcha Gathbandhan

Written by: Staff

Lucknow, June 6 (UNI) Former Prime Minister V P Singh today renamed his Jan Morcha as Jan Morcha Gathbandhan (JMG) under which more than a dozen political outfits would fight the polls using their own symbols.

He also announced the constitution of 'Jan Dal', the political outfit of Jan Morcha. ''Jan Dal will be a constituent of the JMG,'' he added.

Suspended Samajwadi Party MP Raj Babbar would be the convener of the newly-formed alliance and lead the Dal as a 'sanchalak'.

Mr Singh said the newly-formed alliance would contest the polls in UP. ''The constituents will fight electoral battles using their individual party symbols,'' he added.

The Jan Dal would soon approach the Election Commission for a separate election symbol.

The JMG announced launch of the 'Mukti Sangram' programme in UP from June 11. As part of the programme, the different constituents would organise a 'Kursi Chodo' agitation at the division level.

On August 7, Indian Justice Party -- a constituent of JMG -- would organise Mandal Diwas in the national capital, where the former PM would be felicitated.

On August 9, JMG members would reach the UP capital and gherao the Vidhan Bhawan building.

Meanwhile, Mr Singh slammed the union government for the hike in prices of petrol and diesel. He said the move would only increase inflation and harm the interests of the poor and farming community.

''We will organise a state-wide protest on June 13 against the move,'' he said. When told that the ruling SP had also given a call for state bandh the same day, he said the JMG would protest on the issue separately. ''We can protest on the same day, but separately.'' He also slammed the Centre for importing costly wheat. ''They sold Indian wheat at Below Poverty Line prices to foreign couries where it was used to feed catle. Now they are importing wheat at Rs 950 per quintal. Imagine the price at which flour would be sold to the poor,'' he said.


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