National convention in Agra: Samajwadi Party to look for national status

Samajwadi Party is looking to elevate its status to that of a national party, expecting a more active role in the assembly elections to be held in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

lucknow Updated: Oct 04, 2017 15:50 IST
Hemendra Chaturvedi
Hemendra Chaturvedi
Hindustan Times, Agra
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The city of Taj is playing host to the national convention again as it is considered a lucky venue by party leaders. (HT Photo)

The Samajwadi Party is looking to elevate its status to that of a national party, expecting a more active role in the assembly elections to be held in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Leaders are expected to discuss these issues during the party’s 10th national convention in Agra on Thursday.

Uncertainty over Mulayam’s visit
  • There’s uncertainty over the presence of SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav at the party’s national convention at Agra.
  • “It will be a matter of immense pleasure if Mulayam Singh Yadav attends the convention in Agra. It is he who will decide on it,” clarified Ramji Lal Suman, chairman of welcome committee, while informing that due invitation had been extended to the senior Yadav by party president Akhilesh Yadav for the Agra convention.

The city of Taj is playing host to the national convention again as it is considered a lucky venue by party leaders. Former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav is likely to be named as the party’s national president during the meet.

Ramjilal Suman, former national general secretary of SP and chairman of welcome committee for Agra convention, said the agenda of the meet is national status for the Samajwadi Party, which is currently registered as a party of UP.

“We will discuss the possibilities of SP being a major player in MP and Rajasthan elections so that it rises to the status of a national party,” said Suman on Tuesday.

“The party has proved itself in UP and now we are looking at a larger picture with Samajwadi Party emerging as a national party,” added Suman who has also been a three-time MP from Firozabad constituency in the past.

“The BJP regime in UP has failed to deliver. Masses are fed up with them in six months. People of UP have already started recalling the positive aspects of SP regime’s governance,” stated Suman.

He revealed that political and economic proposals would be taken up during the SP’s executive meet here on Wednesday evening in the presence of Akhilesh Yadav.

Yadav will address the media in Agra on Wednesday evening and address the national convention after inaugurating it at CTO ground on Thursday.

First Published: Oct 04, 2017 15:50 IST