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'Vidaai' of Samajwadi Party is certain in Uttar Pradesh, says BJP

Updated: Dec 31, 2016 11:49 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec. 31 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday termed the Samajwadi Party split a New Year gift to people of Uttar Pradesh, saying that the 'Vidaai' of the current first family of Uttar Pradesh is certain now.

"It's was a drama going on in the Samajwadi Party which has now come to an end. The people of Uttar Pradesh must be relieved because a day before the New Year begins, they got a gift. They don't need to press the EVM button any more to throw out the Samajwadi Party. The split is certain, and therefore, Samajwadi Party's Vidaai is also certain from Uttar Pradesh," BJP National Secretary Siddharth Nath Singh told ANI.

Singh also reacted on Amar Singh's statement of supporting Samajwadi Party Supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, saying that his role always had the element of suspicion and that he only adds fuel to the fire.

"It's an internal matter and certainly, Amar Singh's role has always been looked with a prism of suspicion. It is for Mulayam Singh and Akhilesh, whether father doesn't trust son or son doesn't trust father. Amar Singh is there to add fuel to the fire. At the end of the day, it is good riddance to bad rubbish. Therefore, the people of Uttar Pradesh must be very grateful," he said.

Samjwadi Party's general secretary Amar Singh earlier in the day said he is supporting party's chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and going against his decision is unconstitutional and immoral.

"Those who are going against him are unconstitutional, immoral and are incorrect and I condemn them," he told ANI.

Dubbing the rift taking place in the Samajwadi Party as 'unfortunate', Singh appealed to the party workers to support Mulayam in this crucial situation.

Commenting on the speculations of the Congress entering into an alliance with the Samajwadi Party, Singh said Congress had no future in Uttar Pradesh.

"There were reports of Congress joining the Samajwadi Party but there was resistance within the SP as it appeared that the Congress may not be welcomed. Now with the split happening, the Congress will certainly be looking at some other faction because they want to survive in the Uttar Pradesh elections, because otherwise it is a doomed party. Whatever happens between the Congress and Samajwadi Party, which is Akhilesh Yadav's side of party, at the end of the day, Congress has no future in Uttar Pradesh," he said.

Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday expelled Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and National General Secretary Ram Gopal Yadav from the party for six years over indiscipline.

"I solely founded the party, what is their (Akhilesh and Ram Gopal) contribution? They are destroying the party," he said. (ANI)