In keeping with its election announcement,the Samajwadi Party has set the ball in motion for revoking fake cases lodged against its workers during the BSP regime.
In a letter to district and city unit presidents and other office bearers,SP state president and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has asked them to compile information about such cases.
In his letter,Akhilesh has said that the BSP lodged cases against SP workers due to political vindictiveness and to demoralise them.
SP leaders have alleged that Goonda Act and
NSA were invoked against many party workers. During election campaign,the SP leaders had promised that such cases will be revoked after the party assumed power.
Nearly one lakh SP workers bore the brunt during the BSP regime. They were implicated in fake cases and tortured, said state spokesperson Rajendra Choudhary.
Akhilesh has asked for a list of cases lodged between May 2007 and December 2011. The victimised worker will have to submit an application at the district unit.
A copy of the FIR and brief details of the incident that led to the lodging of the case and subsequent harassment will have to be attached with the application. If the case is pending in court,then relevant details have to be submitted.
The district and city unit presidents will collect applications by May 31 and forward these to the state party headquarters in the first week of June. The applications will then be forwarded to the government.