Mulayam asks party cadre to prepare for LS polls

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Lucknow, Oct 12 (UNI) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav today asked the party cadre to hit back at the policies of the ruling Mayawati Government in the Lok Sabha elections.

While maintaning silence on the possibility of a mid-term Lok Sabha polls, Mr Yadav said ''as observed by Dr Ram Manohar Lohia, active communities do not wait for five years, I appeal to you to prepare for LS polls to hit back at the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and not wait for the opportunity in the next Assembly elections.'' Mr Yadav was addressing a gathering here at the Lohia Trust to mark the 41st death anniversary of Dr Ram Manohar Lohia. The SP is observing the day as 'sangharsh divas' (day of struggle).

Without naming Ms Mayawati, he charged the State Government, for targeting SP leaders and lodging fake cases against them during the special FIR drive launched recently. As part of the drive launched by Mayawati Government, FIRs not lodged during the previous Mulayam Singh regime were registered.

''We would not agree to their pressure and would not hit back,'' he said. The former CM added that feipetiated the atrocities by SP cadre was to break the morale of the party.

Commenting on the BSP's rally on October 9 to mark the first death anniversary of party founder Kanshiram, Mr Yadav alleged that the schools buses were compounded to ferry the party workers. He also claimed that the number of people who attended the rally was much less as claimed by the BSP.

The SP supremo retierated that the party lost the recent Assembly elections as the leadership failed to dispel the feeling that it was indulging in politics of selfish interest.


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