Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav Friday directed both the party candidates and in-charge ministers to ensure victory in bypolls to 11 Assembly and one Lok Labha seats in the state or else action will be taken against them.
“These elections are very important for the Samajwadi Party. You have to win them. There should not be any laxity. I will take action if there is any such report,” Mulayam told the ministers and SP leaders during a meeting with the candidates at party headquarters in Lucknow.
Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav too was present during the meeting.
SP has deputed 23 ministers and other leaders as in-charge of the 11 Assembly constituencies, which are going to bypolls on September 13. Mulayam has already held two such meetings in this regard.
Mulayam also said that BJP was losing its ground, which was evident from the results of recent bypolls in Bihar, Karanataka. “In only three months they have been exposed. The swing is now against them. We have to take this advantage. These bypolls are very important as winning them will send a message in whole country,” Mulayam reportedly said.
The SP chief also asked the candidates if the candidates required any specific leader from any specific caste to campaign in their area. Mulayam is expected to campaign at Mainpuri, the Lok Sabha seat he vacated, on September 7, 8 and 9. His grand nephew Tej Pratap Singh is contesting from the seat, for which senior cabinet minister Shivpal Singh Yadav has been appointed the in-charge.
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Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Friday expelled Block Pramukh, Bilari, Afroz Jahan in Moradabad and party worker Ziyaullah Choudhary for six years for indulging in anti party activities.