After taking action against the youth leaders, Mulayam elevated Amar Singh, who had returned to SP with his name figuring in the list for party’s nominees for Rajya Sabha polls.
“If I have taken any decision, it was in consultation with ‘netaji’, but at times one has to apply his own mind and I too took some decisions on my own,” he said.
Shivpal is the younger brother of Mulayam and he holds important portfolios in the state government like PWD, Irrigation, Cooperatives and Revenue.
A day after BJP chief Amit Shah expressed serious concern over the “migration”, senior BJP leader and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said his party has taken up the issue with all seriousness.
The party had earlier suspended and later expelled party MLA Rampal Yadav (Biswan-Sitpur).
Gandhi said there is neither development nor safety, adding the Samajwadi Party Government has no shame about the rising crimes in the state.
“BJP has no moral right to speak on the law and order situation of UP because Haryana has recently faced height of anarchy,” said Senior SP leader, Ambika Chaudhary.
Opposition demands CM Akhilesh Yadav to take moral responsibility over the incident that left 24 dead.
UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav remained non-committal on the issue of banning liquor in the state even as he advised people to “drink less”.
Samajwadi Party Rajya Sabha candidate Amar Singh today avoided getting dragged into a spat with party leader Azam Khan who had voiced displeasure over his nomination, saying he “could not hear” and was getting his “ear treated”.
Mohammad Mustaquim Alvi, the SP candidate from Bulandshahr, said Amir was in the constituency till 5 pm Monday.
According to the Election Commission (EC), 1,493 voters in Bilari and 1,246 in Jangipur opted for NOTA (none of the above) option during the bypolls.
Asked about SP chief’s response, Bukhari said Mulayam “has assured to look into the matter” because the party has already released the list. Bukhari claimed that he did not recommend any specific name for Rajya Sabha candidature.
SP candidate Kismati Devi won against her nearest rival BJP candidate Ramesh Singh in Jangipur (Ghazipur), while in Bilari (Moradabad/Shamli), SP candidate Mohammad Fahim defeated his nearest rival BJP’s Suresh Saini.
A commerce graduate from Lucknow University, Sanjay Seth claims he has been picked to “represent the business community in Rajya Sabha”.