Yashwant said he had resigned by “his own will” and joined BJP without any condition. Bukkal, who was close to SP patron Mulayam Singh Yadav, said “dedicated workers are ignored in SP” whereas “BJP is a democratic party where workers get respect”.
For Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Kisan Samriddhi Yojna, a Rs 10 crore provision has been made under which ravines, waste land and water logged land will be reclaimed and land allotted to farm labour will be treated, besides providing source of livelihood.
Only too aware of the drubbing they faced and the acute necessity for drastic steps to counter the saffron surge, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and BSP supremo Mayawati have already decided to share a platform at a rally organised by the Lalu Prasad-led RJD in Patna on August 27.
In most of the parties’ proposed pledges, women’s issues have been dwarfed in their importance and have barely received attention.
“The country needs to be strengthened. People are not happy with mere slogans, their concern is about the country being strengthened,” he was quoted saying.
Some of the MLAs openly indulged into cross-voting to convey their differences with their parties and their alignment towards other parties.
Senior leaders of all the three principal parties — Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has decided not to contest the bypolls, making it a triangular fight — have either descended in Bilari or will do in the coming days to campaign for their respective candidate.
Sharma joined SP in presence of party state in-charge and cabinet minister Shivpal Yadav who also announced that Sharma will be SP’s candidate from Agra North constituency in next Assembly polls.
While announcing the candidature Kabir, who had joined the SP on March 8, Nanda also declared the names of 13 other candidates among the 25 seats the party would contest.
Party expelled both candidates, charging them with ‘indiscipline’ and ‘disobeying directives’
An eight-year-old boy was killed in a celebratory firing by Samajwadi Party workers at Kairana town in Shamli district, triggering protests by locals.
Arvind Pratap Yadav, the nephew of Ram Gopal — who released the list on Tuesday — has been given ticket from the Etah-Mathura-Mainpuri seat.
The Religious Affairs Department has directed district magistrates to send details of the temple most revered and visited in every district. Fairs held around religious places too will get government attention.
Mulayam also lashed out at SP leaders who have been appointed as MLCs by the party.
Ompal Nehra said he was informed about his removal as well withdrawal of all facilities on Friday.