State Cabinet Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav on Sunday said that while the Samajwadi Party government has done a lot of development works in the state, still, the common man was not smiling.
In Mainpuri, he blamed “the wrong acts of some party workers and office-bearers involved in illegal land grabbing and harassment of public” for this.
“MLAs and MLCs involved in such activities will be expelled from SP… Those party workers and office-bearers involved in land grabbing and acts of deceit will also be expelled… “Government staff at police stations and tehsils are not paying heed to public grievances. SP had to face defamation because of those involved in land grabbing and illegal acts,” he said at a public meeting.
Shivpal later said in an statement that SP would not allow people to be harassed even if it requires him to resign. “Samajwadi Party will never allow harassment of public… Iske liye chahe mujhe istifa kyun na dena pade… Those involved in harassment of the people have no connection with SP,” he added.
Questioning the working of engineers and contractors in his won departments, Shivpal said: “Rules are being bypassed in construction projects and engineers are preparing higher estimates. Work is not according to standard.”
As local party workers requested Shivpal to contest from Karhal in the 2017 polls, the Jaswant Nagar said he had no wish to contest the next elections and wanted to strengthen the party.
“I will not request for a ticket from any seat and follow directives of Mulayam Singh Yadav,” he added.