Samajwadi Party national president Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday warned over a dozen district party presidents of removal from their posts if they showed laxity in preparation for the Lok Sabha polls.
“The Lok Sabha polls are near and you all should work seriously in your districts to ensure that the party wins the maximum number of seats. I can take action against 15 district presidents who are on my radar for not taking party work seriously,” Yadav, according to a district president, said in the meeting here.
The meeting of all district presidents and general secretaries was organised at the SP headquarters to review poll preparedness and discuss the names of prospective candidates.
Underscoring the importance of the party organisation, he told them: “Gautam Buddha had laid stress on the strength of an organisation. The government is busy doing its best but it is the organisation’s duty to support the government. You must lead your units in a manner that enables the party organisation to highlight the government’s achievements.”
Yadav said that the names of Lok Sabha candidates of the party were under consideration and would be announced soon so that they could get time for preparation.
He also said price rise and corruption would remain unchecked unless there was a government driven by socialist policies at the centre.
“This is all the more reason for the Samajwadi Party with its socialist agenda to storm Delhi with good results (60 out of 80 seats from UP) in the next Lok Sabha election. A good result would put the SP in a position to dictate terms at the center as neither the UPA nor the NDA would get a majority,” he said.
The SP chief said while the present government was busy doing constructive work, the adversaries were trying to discredit it.
“Communal, opportunistic, casteist and corrupt elements want to disturb the development process,” he added.
“In the seven months since the SP came to power, the state saw democracy and justice restored and the development process revived. The common man’s faith has strengthened the party. Farmers, the youth, minorities, traders and women—all believe that it is their government,” he said.
Chief minister and the party’s state president Akhilesh Yadav was also present in the meeting in which party office bearers were advised to remain disciplined so that it did not affect the government’s image.
Akhilesh advised party office bearers to devote time to the people and hear their grievances and forward it to the administration for redress.
(with PTI inputs)