Ballia, Dec 10 (UNI) Samajwadi Party (SP) national general secretary Amar Singh today said the forthcoming Ballia by-election was the start of party's battle against the Mayawati led-BSP government in Uttar Pradesh.
Mr Singh was addressing an election husting in the support of SP candidate Neeraj Shekhar.
The party is beginning a battle against the BSP from this by-poll, Mr Singh maintained.
''Chief Minister Mayawati is frustated...the recent raid conducted at the residence of late PM Chandra Shekhar on her orders proves this,'' the SP leader added.
While, party vice-president Janesh Mishra urged the people to send Neeraj Shekhar to Parliament.
The people of Ballia have never accepted an outsider candidate,Mr Mishra added.
The Ballia by-poll is scheduled to be held on December 29.
The seat fell vacant after the death of former prime minister Chandra Shekhar.