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Defection and infighting add to SP?s woes

POLARISATION OF the newly elected zila panchayat members seems to have increased the worries of the Samajwadi Party. Opposition parties, like the Congress and the Bahujan Samaj Party, have extended support to the saffron brigade candidate Yashoda Devi to ensure the defeat of SP candidate Chinta Yadav in the zila panchayat election.

india Updated: Jan 05, 2006 01:20 IST

POLARISATION OF the newly elected zila panchayat members seems to have increased the worries of the Samajwadi Party.

Opposition parties, like the Congress and the Bahujan Samaj Party, have extended support to the saffron brigade candidate Yashoda Devi to ensure the defeat of SP candidate Chinta Yadav in the zila panchayat election.

Defection and infighting within the party has also increased the worries of SP leaders. The party suffered another jolt when a senior leader and former district unit president of the party, Ram Milan Yadav, went against party leaders.
SP district president Chandrabali Yadav said Ram Milan was supporting Yashoda Devi and that he had informed the senior party leader about his activities.

He claimed that the party would win the election, as it had the support of 38 zila panchayat members.

However, senior leader of joint front of the Opposition Ambika Singh said the SP’s claim was far from reality. Singh accused the SP of misusing power and State machinery.

Joint Opposition leaders have joined a meeting at Gorakhnath temple, under the chairmanship of Bharatiya Janata Party MP Yogi Adityanath, to finalise their strategy for the election.

With only three days left for voting, intensive lobbying has been started to mobilise the support of panchayat members.

Even though SP leaders are striving hard to save the party’s prestige, continuing infighting within the party can spell doom for its candidate.

It may be recalled that SP MLA Kamlesh Paswan had joined the saffron forces.

Meanwhile, making a sharp attack on the Congress and the BSP, senior SP leader Zafar Amin ‘Dakku’ said secular parties should clear their position.

Polarisation of zila panchayat members on the line of Hindutva and development given by Adityanath had exposed the real face of other political parties,
he said.