Akhilesh Yadav blames BJP, as 3 SP MLCs quit party

Bukkal nawab

Bukkal nawab

After operation Bihar and Gujarat, the BJP leadership has now made its inroads in Uttar Pradesh when two sitting Samajwadi Party and one of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLCs, resigned from the state Legislative Council just when BJP president Amit Shah reached the state capital today.

There were reports that senior leaders tried to contact their respective MLCs - Bukkal Nawab and Yashwant Singh from SP and Thakur Jaiveer Singh from BSP - but in vain. Mr. Nawab also said he had no qualms about joining hands with the BJP if such an offer came.

Bukkal Nawab, who is considered close to SP patron Mulayam Singh Yadav, claimed that some more SP MLCs could resign in the next few days.

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Another SP MLC, Madhukar Jetley, was also said to have resigned after meeting Shivpal Yadav. "The BJP is doing good work and PM Modi has given a good slogan of "Sabka sath, sabka vikas", he said, according to ANI. I am a disciple of late Prime Minister Chandrashekhar, and I could not compromise with the issue of the nation.

Yashwant Singh is considered to be close to Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias "Raja Bhaiyya". "People are watching everything", said. He said the BJP was scared of facing the electorate and was looking at safe options.

The resignations, most likely, will pave the way for the entry of top ministers. including Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, into the Legislative Council, as they are mandated to become members of the Assembly or Legislative Council within six months of being appointed a minister. Reacting to the developments in his party, the former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav accused the BJP of indulging in "political corruption". If he's not been shifted to somewhere by BJP, I will meet him. I dare them to go to the people and get elected.

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BSP chief Mayawati also cried foul and charged the BJP with misusing power and state machinery to target Opposition parties and their legislators.

After the exodus in the Congress in Gujarat, defections from Samajwadi Party to the BJP seem to have begun in Uttar Pradesh. With these resignations, SP's strength in the Council will now be reduced to 63.

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