Samajwadi Party national body announced, no Shivpal
As a followup to the national convention in Agra, the Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav announced the national executive of the party.Updated: Oct 17, 2017 13:13 IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
As a followup to the national convention in Agra, the Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav announced on Monday the national executive of the party.
Interestingly, Akhilesh’s uncle and party MLA Shivpal Yadav did not find a place in the executive. Party sources, however, said Shivpal Yadav might be inducted into the executive later.
During the national convention in Agra that was held on October 5, both Mulayam and Shivpal Yadav had congratulated Akhilesh on becoming the national president and since then it was speculated that Akhilesh might appoint Shivpal in the national executive to give Shivpal an honourable place in the party.
Mulayam Singh Yadav, who is the chief patron of the party, automatically stays in the executive by virtue of his being the leader of the parliamentary group of the party in Parliament.
According the list released by chief national general secretary Ramgopal Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav is the national president, Kiranmoy Nanda, national vice president and Ramgopal himself chief national general secretary. Azam Khan is national general secretary along with nine others while Sanjay Seth is the treasurer.
Apart from these, there are thirty-five members and six special invitee members in the executive.
SP TO CONTEST HIMACHAL PRADESH POLLS
Samajwadi Party will contest the Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls. The party has started making the list of its candidate and will file nominations before October 23, last day of nominations. “National president Akhilesh Yadav decided to participate in the polls and the party has also appointed an incharge for each district for the Himanchal polls,” said Rajendra Chaudhary, state spokesperson of the party.
He said that those appointed as incharge had reached their respective districts and started working for the polls.
Himachal Pradesh will vote on November 9 for 68 assembly seats.
First Published: Oct 17, 2017 13:13 IST