Newly appointed Samajwadi Party general secretary Anuradha Chaudhary once wielded considerable influence within Chaudhary Ajit Singh’s Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD). But miffed at junior Chaudhary over ticket distribution for state Assembly polls, Anuradha has joined hands with the Samajwadi Party to counter Singh’s poll prospects in western Uttar Pradesh. In the run up to state Assembly elections, Anuradha will be campaigning for SP candidates but her main thrust will to ensure defeat of the RLD in the region.

Anuradha enjoyed number 2 status in the RLD prior to parting ways with the party chief Ajit Singh. Now in the changed scenario, Anuradha chose to club hands with SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav. She accuses her previous political mentor Ajit Singh of compromising the interests of the farmers in exchange of a Cabinet berth in the centre.

Anuradha has accused Ajit of being ignorant to the ideology of his late father Chaudhary Charan Singh. Anuradha is launching massive campaign in the RLD fiefdom in Western UP to dent the Union Aviation Minister’s plans of repeating the success story of 2009 General Elections when the party won 5 seats while striking alliance with BJP. The RLD has entered into pre-poll deal with the Congress for the state Assembly polls.