The Loktantrik Morcha, a seven-party alliance in Rajasthan is planning to contest on all 200 seats in the upcoming state assembly and CPI (M) leader Amra Ram has been declared its chief ministerial candidate. The alliance was launched in September 2018 by former prime minister HD Deve Gowda and consists of CPI, CPI (M), CPI (ML), MCPI (United), Samajwadi Party, Rashtriya Lok Dal and Janata Dal (Secular).
According to sources, Loktantrik Morcha could play a spoilsport for big contenders, as Hanuman Beniwal is also expected to join hands with the grand alliance. Hanuman Beniwal is the largest Jat leader in Rajasthan.
Earlier, Beniwal stated that he would start talks with the alliance and other parties after announcing a party on October 29. After the Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) parted away from the Congress in Rajasthan, Beniwal and the Loktantrik Morcha are trying to get Mayawati’s party on their side.
Speaking on the lines of future of the alliance, a spokesperson of Loktantrik Morcha stated that “The alliance has been formed to give a new alternative to the people of Rajasthan”.
All like-minded parties and leaders are welcome to join us, the spokesperson added.
BSP State President Sitaram Meghwal has told media, “We have not spoken to any party in the state. Our leader Mayawati has said that BSP will contest on all 200 seats. If the leader gives any orders in future, we will abide by them”.