Days after Uttar Pradesh Assembly election results, in which the Samajwadi Party-Congress coalition had to face massive defeat at the hands of the BJP, senior leader Ram Gopal Yadav said that nobody would be spared, who is found to be involved in anti-party activities during the Assembly polls.
Speaking to reporters outside the Parliament today, he said that feedback will be sought from all candidates to district presidents of the party to find out who were engaged in anti-party activities and those found guilty will be punished.
Before Assembly polls, Samajwadi Party and Congress formed an alliance, but the experiment failed as both parties won only 54 out of 403 seats. SP had contested on 298 seats and the Congress on 105. While the Akhilesh Yadav led party won in 47 seats, Congress managed to win only in 7.
Yesterday, state minister Azam Khan was caught on camera while threatening a bureaucrat in a disgraceful act. In the video, the SP MLA refused to walk on a road and asked the officer to walk instead. “Please go and walk on that road and see for yourself,” he said.
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The 68-year-old politician added that it is a matter of shame for him as well but it isn’t a good thing. “It’s a matter of shame for me too that the road to Mandi is so dirty. Do you understand what I am saying?” Khan added. The returning officer cleared that it is not because the election results are out and the officers do not respect Azam Khan anymore but the SP leader was quick to remind him that new government hasn’t been formed and he is still a minister.
(With inputs from PTI)