SP disbands state unit, 15 frontal wings
Aftershocks of the Samajwadi Party’s Lok Sabha poll debacle in Uttar Pradesh continued on Thursday, with party president Mulayam Singh Yadav dissolving the state executive committee, and 15 frontal organisations of the party, signalling a revamp.
Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, however, will continue to be the state president of the party.
Party’s UP spokesperson Rajendra Choudhary confirmed that the committee has been dissolved.
Mulayam’s decision was on expected lines. Several state office-bearers had offered to resign following the party’s rout. “It was our moral duty to resign. I had already offered to resign,” C P Rai, state general secretary of the party, said.
Mulayam had appointed nearly 30 SP leaders as state secretaries of the party. It is being said none of these leaders will be reinducted.
SP had a 100-member state executive and 15 frontal organisations including Lohia Vahini, Mulayam Singh Youth Brigade, Samajwadi Yuvjan Sabha, Samajwadi Chhatra Sabha, Minority Cell, Intellectual Cell, Women’s Wing, Traders’ Wing, Labour Cell, Cultural Cell and Lawyers’ Cell. Among them, four youth organisations Lohia Vahini, Mulayam Singh Youth Brigade, Samajwadi Yuvjan Sabha, Samajwadi Chhatra Sabha were under Akhilesh Yadav. All of them have been dissolved.
Two days ago, Akhilesh had sacked 32 SP leaders who had minister of state status in various government bodies. SP sources said 18 more leaders are set to be sacked.