Samajwadi Party (SP) which has performed miserably in the last Madhya Pradesh assembly elections suffered another jolt on Sunday when nearly two-dozen of its leaders resigned from the party's primary membership protesting against appointment of Jhansi MLA Deepnarayan Singh Yadav as the state party president.
"We are resigning from the party in protest against the appointment of Deepnarayan Singh Yadav as state party president," enraged leaders of the party, led by former party general secretary K R Yadav and secretary Yadunath Singh Yadav told reporters in Bhopal.
Deepnarayan was appointed the state party president after former president Narayan Tripathi quit from the post on moral grounds after the party's dismal performance in the assembly elections.
However, the SP leaders claimed that their resignation has nothing to do with Tripathi's move to leave the party.
"With the appointment of Yadav as state party president we all are very unhappy and feel neglected and therefore, decided to resign from the party," they said adding their resignation had been sent to party president Mulayam Singh Yadav.