Samajwadi Party goes for a revamp
The Samajwadi Party has decided to wind up some frontal organisations that failed to help the party in the recent assembly election, reports M Hasan.Updated: Jun 29, 2007 04:18 IST
The Samajwadi Party has decided to wind up some frontal organisations that failed to help the party in the recent assembly election. The party had last month dissolved all of the 90 district urban units also. The SP has sought report from all the districts to reorganise the committees, informed SRS Yadav, SP Secretary, on Thursday.
Of the total 16 organisations, at least six of them would be scrapped, Yadav added. In addition, the party had already dissolved four youth units that would be reorganised soon. A four-member committee headed by the national president Mulayam Singh Yadav has been constituted to take district-wise stock of the party position and decide about reorganization, Yadav said.
“Some of these organisations functioned only on papers and they did not contribute much in the election”, said Yadav. The axe is likely to fall on advocate, teachers, culture, labour, Sindhi and Sports cells.
Former chief minister Yadav had asked some senior party leaders to visit districts and prepare the report for revamp. All reports are expected within next few days and thereafter the committee would scan them.
Out of power now, the leadership has been fully concentrating on reorganizing the organisational structure for Lok Sabha elections. Despite anti-incumbency, the party has succeeded in securing 25.45 per cent popular votes as against 25.13 in 2002. “There is a feeling in the party it could be further increased by mobilising the people”, said party spokesman Rajendra Chaudhury.
Following drubbing in the election, Mulayam Singh had dissolved all the units to weed out leaders who could not perform. Even during the election, the party had sacked large numbers of district leaders for anti-party activities. A close scrutiny of each unit has become necessary because of slackness on the part of the local leaders.
Apart from retaining four youth units -Yuvjan Sabha, Lohia Vahini, Youth Brigade and Chhatra Sabha, women, traders, minority and scheduled caste cells would also continue, SRS Yadav said. Even though youth wings leaders did not contest elections they were actively involved in campaigning but could not perform well.
First Published: Jun 29, 2007 02:30 IST