Rashtriya Lok Dal
Rashtriya Lok Dal
|Split from||Janata Dal|
|Preceded by||Lok Dal|
|Headquarters||AB 97, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi, 110011|
|ECI Status||State Party|
|Seats in Lok Sabha|
0 / 543
|Seats in Rajya Sabha|
1 / 245
|Seats in Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly|
9 / 403
|Seats in Rajasthan Legislative Assembly|
1 / 200
|Number of states and union territories in government|
1 / 31
Rashtriya Lok Dal (abbreviated as RLD) (translation: National People's Party) is a political party in India founded by Chaudhary Ajit Singh. He was carrying on the political legacy of his father and former Prime Minister of India, Chaudhary Charan Singh and the original Lok Dal. Chaudhary Ajit Singh was infected with COVID-19 and died during treatment at Medanta Hospital, Gurgaon.
The party has one MLA in Rajasthan Legislative Assembly Dr. Subhash Garg, who is also serving as MoS (I/C) in the Ashok Gehlot led govt. RLD is considered influential in the western region of Uttar Pradesh.
RLD party member
- National President Jayant Singh
- National General Secretary Girish Chaudhary
2002 Uttar Pradesh Elections
In 2002, party had two cabinet ministers in chief minister Mayawati's cabinet. From 2003 to 2007, the party had six ministers in the Uttar Pradesh government. The party's official electoral symbol is a hand pump.
2004 Indian General Elections
In 2004 Lok Sabha elections, RLD contested in alliance with the Samajwadi Party. RLD contested only in the western part of Uttar Pradesh, where they won three seats.
2009 Indian General Elections
In the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, RLD contested seven seats in western Uttar Pradesh, in an alliance with the Bhartiya Janata Party, and won five seats.
2014 Indian General Elections
On 12 December 2011, RLD joined the United Progressive Alliance led by Indian National Congress. The party contested on eight constituencies in Uttar Pradesh in 2014 Indian general election as per an arrangement with UPA but lost on all of them. Party chief Ajit Singh who was six term holder from Baghpat seat, lost to BJP candidate Satya Pal Singh. His son Jayant Chaudhary, the incumbent MP from Mathura, lost to BJP candidate Hema Malini too.
2015 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council Elections
In January 2015 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council elections, RLD supported Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidates.
2017 Uttar Pradesh Elections
In 2017 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, it could win only one seat. Later, its lone MLA was expelled from the party.
2018 Rajasthan Elections
In 2018 Rajasthan Legislative Assembly election the RLD won one seat from Bharatpur Legislative Assembly Constituency. The Party candidate Dr. Subhash Garg won by beating BJP candidate by a margin of over 15500 votes.
2019 Indian General Elections
In 2019, RLD joined the Grand Alliance made by BSP and SP in Uttar Pradesh for the General Elections 2019. As per the seat-sharing arrangement, RLD got 3 seats Baghpat, Mathura and Muzaffarnagar but lost all of these. Sanjeev Balyan defeated Ajit Singh from Muzaffarnagar constituency and Satyapal Singh defeated Jayant Choudhary from Baghpat constituency while actress Hema Malini defeated Kunwar Singh from Mathura constituency.
Lok Sabha Elections
|12th Lok Sabha||1998||8||0|
|13th Lok Sabha||1999||7||2|
|14th Lok Sabha||2004||10||3|
|15th Lok Sabha||2009||7||5|
|16th Lok Sabha||2014||8||0|
|17th Lok Sabha||2019||3||0|
Legislative Assembly elections
Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections
|13th Legislative assembly||1996||38||8||2.13%|
|14th Legislative assembly||2002||38||14||2.65%|
|15th Legislative assembly||2007||254||10||1.95%|
|16th Legislative assembly||2012||46||9||2.33%|
|17th legislative assembly||2017||171||1||1.71%|
|18th Legislative assembly||2022||33||8||3.18%|
MLAs (Vidhan Sabha)
MLAs in Rajasthan Legislative Assembly:
MLAs in Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly:
- Rajpal Singh Baliyan from Budhana
- Persann Chaudhary from Shamli
- Ajay Kumar from Chhaprauli
- Pradeep Kumar Singh from Sadabad
- Ghulam Mohammad from Siwalkhas
- Ashraf Ali Khan from Thana Bhawan
- Chandan Chauhan from Meerapur
- Anil Kumar from Purqazi
- Madan Bhaiya from Khatauli
List of Central Ministers
|No.||Name||Term in office||Portfolio||Prime Minister|
|1||Chaudhary Ajit Singh||18 December 2011||26 May 2014||Minister of Civil Aviation||Manmohan Singh|
|22 July 2001||24 May 2003||Minister of Agriculture||Atal Bihari Vajpayee|
- ^ "Jayant Chaudhary appointed new RLD president". The Economic Times.
- ^ "Obituary: Ajit Singh Braved All Odds but Never Sacrificed His Secular Ideology". 11 January 2022.
- ^ a b "RLD: SP, RLD release first list of 29, field 9 Jats & 9 Muslims | Uttar-Pradesh Election News - Times of India". The Times of India. 14 January 2022.
- ^ BKKP, RLD merge with Lok Dal
- ^ "रालोद के अध्यक्ष चौधरी अजित सिंह का कोरोना से निधन, मेदांता अस्पताल में थे भर्ती". Zee News Hindi (in Hindi). 6 May 2021. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
- ^ a b c Seth, Maulshree (28 May 2014). "Post rout, RLD mulls solo fight in Assembly bypolls". Lucknow: The Indian Express. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
- ^ "Besides the Chief Minister, Ms. Mayawati, Rashtriya Lok Dal, the largest partner of the BJP during the last elections, had two Ministers — both of Cabinet rank". The Hindu. 4 May 2002.[dead link]
- ^ Political Parties and Election Symbols
- ^ RLD leaders upset over poll pact
- ^ "Cong to leave 8 seats for RLD, 3 for Mahan Dal in western UP". Indian Express. 9 March 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
- ^ Shah, Pankaj (16 May 2014). "Election Results 2014: Ajit Singh's RLD bites the dust in UP". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
- ^ "RLD springs a surprise: Dumps ally Congress to support BSP".
- ^ "Miffed with Cong, RLD to back BSP in MLC polls".
- ^ "Unlikely allies in Council polls: RLD, BSP".