The Samajwadi Party has fallen back on its youth wing to come back to power in the coming election.
The chief minister, of late, has been chiding senior leaders for serving their own interest at the cost of party. The party has instructed the district units to reach out to the people to highlight the government’s achievements and solve their problems. But the response has not been satisfactory. With inertia assailing the senior district leaders, including legislators, the party has pinned its hopes on the frontal organisations.
In a function to celebrate three years of the Mulayam Singh government on Tuesday, senior party leaders, including Janeshwar Mishra, directed the youth wing workers to pull up their socks for the Assembly election. The chief minister alleged the leaders were more interested in getting their work done than going to the people with the government’s achievements.
He said the party could not go to the hustings with its districts organisation base in a disarray now that V.P. Singh had thrown a stiff electoral challenge.
Moves are afoot to sew up loose ends by stemming the rot set in the system.
The party leadership is disillusioned with the present crop of ministers and MLAs. The chief minister expressed concern over the “indulgence of party leaders in lavish lifestyles.”
According to him, the MLAs’ “sukh suvidha” (luxurious life) has become a throrn in the party’s battle for survival in the state.