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CM to partymen: Bridge differences

india Updated: Nov 26, 2006 01:37 IST
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CHIEF MINISTER Mulayam Singh Yadav, while giving a call for a “do or die” battle in the forthcoming state Assembly election, today asked the party workers to bridge differences and fight unitedly the electoral battle.

Addressing the state convention of the Samajwadi Party here on Saturday Yadav said challenges were serious and the workers should popularise the state government’s achievements during the last three years. Yadav asked the workers to raise their hands on the banks of river Gomti in solidarity with the party leadership. He asked the workers to accept the decision of the party on selection of the candidates and ensure their victory. In the political resolution adopted at the convention the party called upon the workers to expose the conspiracy of the Congress. The party announcing a direct battle against the Congress, BSP and the BJP said it was confident enough to take on them single-handedly.

Shaken over Muslim migration from the party, the SP leaders said there was a US-led worldwide conspiracy to defame Islam and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi was linked to that plot. The party assailed Mayawati’s “Muslim-are-fanatics” statement. Urban Development Minister Mohd Azam Khan lamented over Muslims’ desertion from the party. He especially mentioned the SP defeat in mayoral election in Lucknow. Maharashtra president Abu Asim said that the police had been targeting Muslim in the state in the name of terrorism.

The chief minister said that the results of the Assembly elections would have national repercussions and it was for this reasons that some parties had told him that they would talk to him (Yadav) after the poll on the fate of the UPA government. Pointing out that SP’s future was at stake, Yadav said internal dissension should be controlled. The chief minister expressing concern over infighting said that party leaders instead of taking on the Opposition had been trying to pull down each other in the party.

He asked the workers to teach a lesson to capitalists’ “dalal” who were helping the Congress.

While SP general secretary Beni Prasad Verma blasted former prime minister VP Singh, Amar Singh attacked Jan Morcha Alliance (JMA) convenor Raj Babbar.

Singh said Babbar only played negative roles in films. Singh said Maharashtra government had allowed the rally of Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi and the RSS conference in Pune but banned Mulayam Singh’s meeting in Mumbai.

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