SP consolidates position in Gorakhpur
THE DEFEAT of the joint opposition candidate in the zila panchayat chairperson?s election has consolidated the Samajwadi Party?s position in the division and boosted the morale of party workers.Updated: Jan 09, 2006 00:49 IST
THE DEFEAT of the joint opposition candidate in the zila panchayat chairperson’s election has consolidated the Samajwadi Party’s position in the division and boosted the morale of party workers.
Like in a game of chess, Samajwadi Party leaders made the right moves and kept an eye on wrong moves by their opponents. This resulted in the victory of party candidates in both Gorakhpur and Basti divisions.
The party grabbed three ZP chairpersons’ posts in four districts of Gorakhpur division and two in Basti division.
The defeat of the joint opposition candidate in Gorakhpur and the candidate of BSP MP Bhalchand Yadav in Sant Kabirnagar put smiles on the faces of SP leaders and workers.
The party had only seven members in the 60- member zila panchayat. Besides, revolt by an SP MLA had further marred the prospects of candidate Chinta Yadav.
But, the unity of party leaders and their joint efforts led to the party’s victory. The keen interest that Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav took in this election and the involvement of Yogi Adityanath in it made it a prestigious contest. The party was on a sticky wicket after losing parliamentary and assembly polls and the recently held election for MLC and village heads.
This time, party leaders countered the strategy jointly formulated by the Congress, BJP MP Adityanath and the BSP, who participated in meetings held at Gorakhnath temple and Pratap Bhawan. Senior party leaders and director of Minorities Financial and Development Corporation Zafar Amin Dakku said by defeating the saffron brigade, secular forces had written a new chapter in the politics of eastern UP.
He said the party had improved its position in Gorakhpur and Basti divisions.
The revolt by SP MLA Kamlesh Paswan helped unite the party and ensure the victory of Chinta Yadav.
Independent MLA from Pipraich Jitendra Kumar alias Pappu Jaiswal supported BJP MP Adityanath in the Parliamentary election, but in this election SP leaders got his support. This was also a setback for the saffron brigade.