Six from the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (MLA) joined the Samajwadi Party on Saturday in the presence of its national chief Akhilesh Yadav at the party’s headquarters in Lucknow.
BSP MLAs joining the SP are Aslam Renee, Mojtaba Siddiqui, Aslam Ali Chaudhry, Hakim Lal Bend, Sushma Patel and Hargovind Bhargava.
Meanwhile, Sitapur MLA Rakesh Rathore has resigned from the BJP and joined the SP on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the Samajwadi Party and the Swedelev Bharatiya Samaj Party forged an alliance on Wednesday to face the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in next year’s Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.
The announcement was made by Socialist Party Chairman Akhilesh Yadav and SBSP Chairman Om Prakash Rajbhar at a rally held in Mao, mobilized by supporters of both parties.
The leader of the Socialist Party criticized the ruling, describing them as a “conspiracy of liars” who only know how to plunder people. He also attacked the BJP over inflation, high fuel prices and the COVID-19 crisis.
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