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SP will collapse like a pack of cards in UP: BSP

Updated: Oct 20, 2016 16:27 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 20 (ANI): Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Sudhindra Bhadauria on Thursday said that Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav decision to undertake a 'Samajwadi Vikas Rath Yatra' is a clear sign of fissures within the ruling party in Uttar Pradesh, and an indication of it collapsing like a pack of cards over ticket and wealth distribution.

"The conflict within the Samajwadi Party has been going on for some time, and it was predicted that this party will collapse as this fight is taking place is because of loot and the booty which has been accrued over the last four and a half years," Bhadauria said.

Speaking to ANI on the recent developments in the Samajwadi Party family feud, he said the family and party members are fighting for ticket and wealth distribution and so the part won't survive for long.

"Now, on the eve of polls, they are fighting for ticket distribution.. I am sure this party is going to collapse like a pack of cards."

Shooting off a letter to his father and party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday, the chief minister said he has decided to go ahead with the Samajwadi Vikas Rath Yatra from November 3, which was earlier scheduled to begin from October 3.

Akhilesh Yadav pointed out that the SP Vikas Rath Yatra got delayed due to "certain reasons". Therefore, he stated that without any further delay, he would proceed with the election campaign.

The letter stated that the detailed schedule of his campaign would be shared with the district heads from time to time. The chief minister also lamented the time lost in starting the campaign as he pointed out that all major political parties have already launched their campaigns.

The letter, addressed to party chief merely informs him about his election campaign. It is also addressed to Samajwadi Party state head and UP Cabinet minister Shivpal Singh Yadav and the party's general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav.

This time around, Akhilesh has merely sought to "inform" his father, which is not in line with SP's traditions where Mulayam Singh Yadav's nod is sought before taking decisions.

The party president had announced grand celebrations for the party's silver jubilee anniversary on November 5 and Akhilesh has made it clear that he doesn't want to be part of the celebrations. (ANI)