SP, Cong take jibe at Jayant for not being seated on stage at NDA meet

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Lucknow, Jun 7 (PTI) The Samajwadi Party and the Congress Friday took a jibe at RLD chief Jayant Chaudhary after he was not given a seat on the stage alongside other NDA leaders at the coalition's parliamentary party meeting to elect Narendra Modi as its leader.

In a post on 'X' in Hindi, the Samajwadi Party Media Cell said the leaders of parties with one seat each were given a place on the stage but not Chaudhary who has two MPs.

"The BJP's hatred towards the Jat community and its false respect for the late Chaudhary Charan Singh and Chaudhary Ajit Singh have been exposed.

"If Jayant Chaudhary is really a farmers' well-wisher, he should distance himself from the NDA and raise his voice against the BJP in farmers' interests. One should not trade self-respect and the interests of farmers with the BJP due to petty and immediate greed," it said.

Apna Dal (S) president Anupriya Patel and Hindustan Awami Morcha (HAM) chief Jitan Ram Manjhi, both of whom have won just one seat each in the current Lok Sabha elections, were seated on the stage.

Congress UP President Ajay Rai also pointed to this. "The BJP has a habit of doing such things. The BJP has a habit of insulting its smaller allies." The RLD, which had switched sides to BJP-led NDA on the eve of parliamentary elections, won both the seats it was allotted by the ruling coalition in UP. PTI SNS CDN TIR TIR

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