“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.
Some of the MLAs openly indulged into cross-voting to convey their differences with their parties and their alignment towards other parties.
Senior leaders of all the three principal parties — Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has decided not to contest the bypolls, making it a triangular fight — have either descended in Bilari or will do in the coming days to campaign for their respective candidate.
Sharma joined SP in presence of party state in-charge and cabinet minister Shivpal Yadav who also announced that Sharma will be SP’s candidate from Agra North constituency in next Assembly polls.
While announcing the candidature Kabir, who had joined the SP on March 8, Nanda also declared the names of 13 other candidates among the 25 seats the party would contest.
Party expelled both candidates, charging them with ‘indiscipline’ and ‘disobeying directives’
An eight-year-old boy was killed in a celebratory firing by Samajwadi Party workers at Kairana town in Shamli district, triggering protests by locals.
Arvind Pratap Yadav, the nephew of Ram Gopal — who released the list on Tuesday — has been given ticket from the Etah-Mathura-Mainpuri seat.
The Religious Affairs Department has directed district magistrates to send details of the temple most revered and visited in every district. Fairs held around religious places too will get government attention.
Mulayam also lashed out at SP leaders who have been appointed as MLCs by the party.
Ompal Nehra said he was informed about his removal as well withdrawal of all facilities on Friday.
Bukhari said the SP has betrayed Muslims. The community is fed up with the empty promises made by the party led by Mulayam Singh Yadav and will dethrone it.
Reforms like land acquisition bill and GST have been stuck due to political logjam in Parliament.
Lalu Prasad will be campaigning for the Mulayam Singh Yadav-led party for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls in 2017.
The move has been initiated after SP president Mulayam Singh Yadav admitted before mediapersons that BJP will be SP’s rival in the Assembly polls.