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Electoral alliance after consultation with RLD workers: Ajit

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Allahabad, Sep 9 (UNI) Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) today said any electoral alliance for the 2007 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections would be decided after consultation with party workers.

Talking to mediapersons here, RLD president Ajit Singh said before taking any decision, the opinion of party workers was a must.

Expressing concern over the dismal law and order situation in UP and lack of basic amenities like water and electricity to people, Mr Singh alleged undeserving persons were being provided arms licenses.

Reiterating RLD's demand for 'Harit Pradesh', Mr Singh claimed now the people in western UP had realised that without the division of UP, no development was possible.

''Agriculture has become a business of loss and farmers are unable to recover even the cost of farm inputs.'' He said 71 per cent people in rural India were not in favour of agriculture and land reforms had not been properly implemented in many states. ''A small section of people are holding big portion of land and unequal distribution of land is the main reason for the spread of naxalism.'' Mr Singh asserted the state government should not acquire the farmers' land and allow them to have direct talks with the industrialists.

''It is injustice to acquire their land and sell them to builders. Farmers should have right of direct sale of their land,'' he advised.

He said in western UP, the main fight would be between his party and BSP.

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