The ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) launched its statewide block level campaign to publicise its government’s achievements as part of its action plan for the 2017 assembly election preparations.
The decision to launch the campaign was communicated by SP national president Mulayam Singh Yadav to the cadre through the state executive of the party on Thursday.
“The party launched the weeklong campaign today. The campaign will end on February 15. It’s a people-connect campaign wherein the cadre will sensitise people about the government’s achievements of three years and also feel the pulse of people,” said SP state general secretary Arvind Singh ‘Gope’.
Rajendra Chaudhary, the state spokersperson for the party, said that the cadre reported a good response to the campaign.
In the 2012 assembly election, the SP had won 224 seats and is looking to repeat the performance in 2017. However, it now has a formidable rival in the form of resurgent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that trounced it in the 2014 Lok Sabh elections.
The party will also re-launch its membership drive which is currently closed.