Shervani likely to part ways with SP

Offended by the Samajwadi Party’s (SP) decision to field former chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav’s nephew Dhermendra Yadav from the Badayun parliamentary seat...

Written by Express News Service | Allahabad | Published:January 10, 2009 2:11 am

Offended by the Samajwadi Party’s (SP) decision to field former chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav’s nephew Dhermendra Yadav from the Badayun parliamentary seat,sitting MP Saleem Iqbal Shervani has reportedly decided to part ways with the SP. “Mulayam Singh Yadav should have at least

consulted me or the people of the area before taking such a decision. I have represented this constituency four times consecutively and established the party there,” Shervani told The Indian Express on Friday.

On Sunday,he will visit Badayun and decide his future course of action after consulting the people. “There has been a strong reaction to the party’s decision in the area. I will do what the people of Badayun say,” said Shervani,while replying to a query if he will fight the election independently or join another party.

Meanwhile,hundreds of Shervani’s supporters took to streets and burnt effigies of Mulayam Singh Yadav,Amar Singh and Dhermendra Yadav in Badayun on Friday.

“Mulayam Singh is the party chief and has every right to take a decision. Maybe,he has a better option for the people of the area. But one should understand the wishes of the people from what happened today,” the former Union minister said.

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