Samajwadi Party MLCs resigns from party

Geneva Matthews
July 30, 2017

Samajwadi Party leader Bukkal Nawab has resigned from the party, citing former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and party President Akhilesh Yadav's confrontation with his father and former chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, here on Saturday.

Bukkal Nawab, who is also a founder of Rashtriya Shia Samaj and Yashwant Singh resigned from Legislative Council. There has been speculation that the BJP is not confident of Maurya's victory in the Assembly by-poll and earlier there had also been rumours that to avoid a defeat, the party may even ask him to resign from the UP cabinet and continue as a Member of Parliament from Phulpur. Their resignation came at a time when BJP national chief Amit Shah began his three-day visit to the UP's state capital Lucknow on Saturday morning.

There were also reports that another SP MLC Madhukar Jaitly also wanted to quit but after talking to Shivpal Singh Yadav, he did not tender his resignation.

Interestingly, Mr. Nawab, a Shia leader, heaped praises on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mr. Adityanath for their sabka saath sabka vikaas pitch and "good work", respectively.

Mr. Nawab said he resigned as he was feeling "suffocated" in the SP over the last one year. Reacting to the developments in his party, the former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav accused the BJP of indulging in "political corruption".

The BJP has to soon take a decision on five of its ministers in Uttar Pradesh, including Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who are not members of either of the two Houses. "People are watching everything". "I have been trying to speak with him to find out why he was preventing the BJP leaders from facing the voters", Akhilesh said. "He will also interact with various district presidents and district in-charges", UP BJP spokesperson Chandramohan said on Thursday. I dare them to go to the people and get elected.

After the exodus in the Congress in Gujarat, defections from Samajwadi Party to the BJP seem to have begun in Uttar Pradesh.

BSP chief Mayawati also cried foul and charged the BJP with misusing power and state machinery to target Opposition parties and their legislators.

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