Lucknow, Feb 5: To stop "communal forces" in their tracks, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav today asked SP leaders to go closer to workers at the grassroots level and repeat the party's grand performance in 2017 Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh.
Describing party workers as the backbone of the organisation, he said ministers must spend more time in their respective districts and constituencies and listen to the grievances.
In a strong message, Mulayam asked partymen to stand united against "communal forces" so as to achieve success in 2017 Assembly polls.
The state executive meet was attended by SP National General Secretary Ramgopal Yadav and state unit president Akhilesh Yadav, besides other senior leaders.
Mulayam said he was aware of what the state ministers were doing.
"But this is not enough," he said and advised them to spend more time in their respective district and constituency and ensure implementation of developmental schemes launched by the state government.
"Only SP can defeat communal forces. People of the state know it. You (party leaders) should stand united and fight these forces," he said.