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Ajit Singh re-elected RLD chief


New Delhi: Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Ajit Singh has been re-elected unopposed as the party president for the seventh time.

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The nominations for the party’s top post were taken last week and the results announced yesterday.

There was no other nomination except Singh’s, who was re-elected RLD chief for a term of three year, a party statement said here.

RLD had last month held elections for the post of party chief in several districts and states, including poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, the statement added.

67-year-old Singh, son of former prime minister Chaudhary Charan Singh, is the founder of RLD, which has a stronghold in parts of western UP.

The development comes at a time when RLD, which has got into a coalition with JD(U), NCP and BS4 for UP elections, has reportedly been approached by ruling Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Yadav for a ‘Bihar-like’ mega alliance in the state.