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SP intensifies efforts to get Muslims support

The Samajwadi Party has planned to intensify drive to keep its hold intact on Muslim community in the state, reports M Hasan.

lucknow Updated: Aug 05, 2007 22:09 IST
M Hasan

The Samajwadi Party has planned to intensify drive to keep its hold intact on Muslim community in the state. The SP national general secretary Dr Ashok Bajpai said that social engineering in Muslim community was needed to further widen base of the party.

The move is largely aimed at countering ruling BSP’s plan for enlarging base in the community. "The SP would continue to work for Muslims", Dr Bajpai told Hindustan Times here on Sunday. "The BSP’s Mission Muslim would not succeed because its posturing is only for vote," Dr Bajpai said and added "we could not properly educate the community about work done by Mulayam Singh Yadav government".

"However the community is still with us," he said. Dr Bajpai also laid stress on bringing various sections of Muslim community into the party fold.

The SP has already undertaken extensive exercise to regorganize the unit in the state. The party leadership has completed the overhauling of the organisation at the district level. “Now moves are afoot to constitute committees at the assembly constituency level”, he said.

After restructuring the organisation the party would launch movement for the welfare of the people, Dr Bajpai said. Last week nearly 70 district and city presidents and other office-bearers were appointed. The party did thorough study of ground realities before nominating new office-bearers, Dr Bajpai said and added “inner building would further help the party”.

The SP national president Mulayam Singh Yadav had appointed observers for the districts to assess the situation and also report about the reasons for the electoral debacle. “It was not anti-incumbency but infighting and slackness on the part of the district leaders that damaged the party”, Dr Bajpai said.

The party had given due recognition to the district leaders but they failed to perform and give positive results, he said. The party has now brought new faces to re-energize the district units, he said. The party has also appointed 37 Muslim office-bearers in district units. The party has been making efforts to boost new leadership in Muslim community.