To mobilise one lakh party workers for a protest at Delhi’s Janta Mantar on December 22 by the proposed Samajwadi Janata Dal led by SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has asked party’s youth leaders to bring at least 10,000 people to the protest site from districts adjoining Delhi.
Leaders from other districts have been given a target of 1,000 people. The team of youth leaders is camping in districts and sending daily reports to Akhilesh about the preparations. “For districts adjoining Delhi like Gautam Buddha Nagar and Ghaziabad, the target is at least 10,000 people while for far away districts, it is 1,000 people. Our target is that at least one lakh people must attend the protest,” Samajwadi Chhatra Sabha national president Sunil Singh Sajan said.
A senior leader said that Akhilesh was monitoring the preparations as a successful protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi will help in projecting Mulayam on the national scenario. “We are motivating people to attend the protest. We will attend as SP workers with party flags. Arrangements are being made and people are giving encouraging response,” said Sanjay Lathar, a youth leader from the Jat community. He is responsible for mobilising support from Gahzaiabad and Gautam Buddha Nagar. Youth leader Nafees Ahmed — also a former president of Aligarh Muslim University Students’ Union — has been deputed in Aligarh to target Muslims. Besides motivating people, the youth leaders also send reports regarding the response by the SP’s district unit. “We are getting a good response. Our agenda is to explain how the Modi government is a failure and people are accepting it,” Nafees said.
While youth leader Brijesh Yadav — who heads Mulayam Singh Youth Brigade — is camping in Mathura, Mohammad Ebad, state president of Samajwadi Yuvjan Sabha, is stationed at Bulandshahr.
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