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.
Nearly 1 lakh SP workers were implicated in false cases and tortured, said SP 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,attaching a copy of the FIR and brief details of the incident that led to the lodging of the case and subsequent harassment,at the district unit by May 31. If the case is pending in court,relevant details have to be submitted. The district and city unit presidents will forward the applications to the state party headquarters. The applications will then be forwarded to the government.