“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.
“There is nothing wrong with the film. BSP supports it,” Mayawati said when her comments were sought by mediapersons in Lucknow.
He is a former MP from Ferozepur and represented the constituency in 1992 and 1996.
Each of the three has a relative in either the SP or the BJP, all recently joined.
The MLA, Rampal Yadav, was among the oldest members of the SP — until two weeks ago when CM Akhilesh Yadav expelled him for “illegal activities”.
Satish Mishra gets repeat ticket for third consecutive term, Ashok Kumar Siddharth is the new nominee.
While there was no official release from the BSP, party’s Ghaziabad unit president Prem Chand Bharti confirmed the expulsion of Narendra, currently lodged in jail.
Several sitting SP MLAs are also likely to be among the probable nominees, sources said. While BSP leaders confirmed the development, those from the ruling Samajwadi Party refused to rule out the possible defections.
Raju Pal was shot dead and his supporters injured in Allahabad’s Dhoomanganj area in January, 2005.
Mayawati said BSP will contest the coming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab “alone” and “on its own”.
Talking to reporters in Delhi and in a subsequent party statement on the matter, Mayawati said BSP will contest the coming Assembly polls in UP, Uttarakhand and Punjab “alone” and “on its own”.
The BSP had announced that its two MLAs Sarwat Karim Ansari and Haridas would support Congress in the floor test of Uttarakhand early on Tuesday morning.
Party working to secure Kushwaha-Maurya caste group.
“There is sadness in the party after Kashyap’s arrest as he has been in-charge of Punjab’s political affairs and was quite active in the area,” said a party leader.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had Tuesday launched the scheme.