Samajwadi Party State Parliamentary Board meeting congratulated party workers and people for the success of the April 27 strike against price rise. It, at the same time, flayed the state government for targetting party workers vindictive approach toward party workers. The party in a statement in reference to BSP's claim of purging party of criminals said that the government would fall if all the criminals were ousted from it.
The meeting, presided over by the state president, Akhilesh Yadav, was held on Saturday at the party headquaters.
The board thanked rickshaw-tempo-private bus operators, bar associations and traders-shopkeepers associations for making the stike a success.
It called the Bahujan Samaj Party's announcements about cleansing the party of criminal elements a political stunt and drama. The chief minister, in order to divert public attention from collapsed law and order in the state, was trying to charm people by talking about purging of the party of criminals. The board added that real criminals were in state cabinet and BSP legislators group.
Meanwhile, state statespokesperson of the party, Rajendra Chaudhary said that the BSP's majority government would fall as it would turn into miniroty one if all the criminals in the party were ousted. He said that the party was expelling only those criminals from the party who are of no use to it anymore.