With an eye on Lok Sabha elections,Samajwadi Party (SP) president Mulayam Singh Yadav,on Wednesday, announced restoration of the partys frontal youth organisations which were dissolved on Janaury 3. The four youth frontal organisations are Chatra Sabha,Lohia Vahini,Yuvjan Sabha and Mulayam Singh Yadav Youth Brigade.
Mulayam made the annoucement at a meeting of youth leaders of the Samajwadi Party.
During the meeting,Akhilesh Yadav assured that the frontal organisations,which were dissolved without giving any reasons,will be restored within a few days. But Mulayam,while alighting from the stage,announced that the frontal organisations had been restored.
Later,a statement from the party office clarified that only district and city unit presidents of four frontal organisations had been reinstated.
The national and state presidents of these frontal organisations have not been restored. It has also been decided that any youth leader who is 35 years of age and above will not be appointed as national and state president of a youth frontal organisation.
The meeting,which stretched for over four hours,saw many youth leaders pouring their heart out for their neglect in the government. We are not even given the basic courtesy of a chair to sit when we go to meet the ministers and legislators in our area. We are not informed about the programmes of the ministers in our area. When we go to meet them in their offices,they suddenly get very busy in work and we keep waiting, said a youth leader.
Youth leaders said that ministers in their districts are surrounded by persons who had no role during elections. Due to the ignorance by the local ministers,we are even turned down by the local officials. They also treat only the ministers word as final and we are even humiliated by them with remarks: Jao mantriji sey milo, he said.
At this,Mulayam directed Akhilesh to look into the matter. Tell your ministers that the government was formed due to the sacrifice of youths. They made all our agitation successful. Youths should be given proper respect, Mulayam stated.
Akhilesh assured that he will ask the ministers to mend their ways. If any of you have any complain against any minister,legislator and officer,give me in writing. The complain should be true and action will be taken, Akhilesh stated.
During his hour-long speech,Mulayam highlighted the role of youth leaders in the party. However,he made it clear that no changes will be made in the Lok Sabha candidates list.
If I make any changes,there will be pressure from all sides. Youths had given us victory in Assembly elections and now it is the turn of Lok Sabha elections, he said. Mulayam then took feedback about party candidates from various districts.
SP is organising meetings of its various organisations to galvanise them for the Lok Sabha elections. Mulayam had already held meetings with the partys district unit presidents,legislators and took feedback from them regarding the SP candidates. On April 19,a similar meeting of the womens wing will be held at party headquarters.
No entry for offenders
Amit Jani,who was in the news after damaging Mayawatis statue,too arrived for the meeting,but was not allowed entry in the party office. His supporters,who wore red caps,paraded a donkey and raised slogans against Mayawati.