//NDF to project Paswan as PM candidate in LS elections

NDF to project Paswan as PM candidate in LS elections

Lucknow, Feb 26: The National Dalit Front (NDF) has decided to project its President, Union Steel and Fertiliser Minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief, Ram Vilas Paswan, as the most suitable prime ministerial candidate in the coming Lok Sabha elections.
“Paswan is the most suitable candidate for the prime ministerial post as he has the unique capability and experience to work for the welfare and all round development of Dalits while taking others along,” Udit Raj, the Front’s general secretary and President of the Indian Justice Party, a constituent of the NDF, said to a news agency on Thursday.

Coming down heavily on the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BSP supremo Mayawati and her dreams of becoming prime minister, he said that after coming to power on the support and backing of Dalits she has been wooing the upper castes and merely installing statues and setting up parks as if these were the only things that needed to be done to uplift the deprived sections of society.

The front is aiming to contest about 300 to 350 Lok Sabha seats in the coming elections, Raj said, adding that polarisation of Dalit votes would weaken Mayawati who is rendering only lip service to them and enjoying the fruits of power by exploiting their votes.