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Lok Sabha nominees list triggers resentment in SP

Lucknow, Nov 22, 2012, DHNS

Early declaration of most of the Samajwadi Party Lok Sabha nominees from Uttar Pradesh may have given more time to prepare for the polls, it has also given more time to those leaders who are not happy with the selection of the candidates, to express their anger.

The list has triggered resentment among a section of party workers in some districts. Workers also held protest demonstrations and burnt effigies of the official candidates demanding a change in the list.

According to reports, workers held demonstrations and burnt effigy of party’s official nominee from Lalganj in Azamgarh district Doodhnath Saroj at many places in the constituency on Thursday and demanded that he be dropped from the list.

Similar protests have been reported from the same district over the candidature of minister Balram Yadav, who has been fielded from Azamgarh city constituency. Party workers have demanded that SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav’s son Prateek Yadav be fielded from there.

Change of nominees in some constituencies has also triggered resentment among senior leaders, who have opposed giving tickets to the party hoppers ignoring loyal workers.
“The SP leadership has ignored loyal workers and instead preferred defectors. It may not go down well with ordinary workers,” said a senior leader here.

He cited the example of Dharmraj Patel, who had crossed over to the SP a few days ago and was nominated from Phulpur constituency. The party has also replaced some sitting MPs rising heckles.

Party leadership has however warned of stern action against the dissenters. “Those holding demonstrations will be sternly dealt with. Indiscipline will not be tolerated,” party’s Azamgarh district president Hawaldar Yadav said.

The SP has so far declared names of 64 Lok Sabha candidates from UP. The list included names of Mulayam and his three other family members. There is a possibility that a fifth member of his family may also jump into the electoral fray. Mulayam’s another son Prateek Yadav may be made candidate from Azamgarh, according to sources within the SP.


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