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SP inducts BSP MPs, MLAs

TWO BSP MPs and two MLAs, who were recently sacked by Mayawati for anti-party activities, were inducted into the Samajwadi Party today. Talking to newsmen here today, PWD Minister and SP general secretary Shivpal Singh Yadav said the entry of MPs ? Rama Kant Yadav of Azamgarh and Bhalchand Yadav of Khalilabad ? and MLAs ? Kuldip Singh Sengar of Unnao and Kapil Deo Singh Yadav of Mau ?would strengthen the party.

india Updated: Nov 16, 2006 09:58 IST

TWO BSP MPs and two MLAs, who were recently sacked by Mayawati for anti-party activities, were inducted into the Samajwadi Party today.

Talking to newsmen here today, PWD Minister and SP general secretary Shivpal Singh Yadav said the entry of MPs — Rama Kant Yadav of Azamgarh and Bhalchand Yadav of Khalilabad — and MLAs — Kuldip Singh Sengar of Unnao and Kapil Deo Singh Yadav of Mau —would strengthen the party.

The Samajwadi Party had expelled Rama Kant Yadav in 2002 and the then chief minister Mayawati had inducted him into the BSP on November 27 in the same year.

Rama Kant Yadav was one of the main accused in the June 2, 1995, guesthouse case in which SP leaders had made a murderous attack on Mayawati.

Last week, BSP general secretary Nasimuddin Sidiqque had announced the expulsion of Rama Kant from the party. The BSP had also sacked Bhalchand Yadav, Kuldip Sengar and Kapil Deo Singh nearly a month ago.

After joining SP, Bhalchand Yadav assailed Mayawati and claimed that the BSP was fast losing ground in the State. He said in eastern UP the BSP would be routed in the Assembly election.

Kapil Deo said people with vested interest had surrounded Mayawati and the party had completely lost direction. Deo accused her of collecting money in the name of party tickets. 

Shivpal said more BSP MPs and MLAs would join the party soon. Shivpal said the party today reviewed the electoral performance in local bodies election.

Expressing satisfaction at the outcome, he said plan had been chalked out to further gear up the party for assembly election.

He said five training camps would be organized at various places to train the party cadres for the election.

Referring to the sudden power crisis following closure of all units of Anpara plant, Shivpal, who is also the energy minister, said efforts were being made to solve the problem. Yadav said he had sought detailed report about the closure of the units.