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Two SP, one BSP MLC resign in UP; Akhilesh Yadav calls it ‘political corruption’ of BJP

Written by: India TV Politics Desk Lucknow 29 Jul 2017, 17:26:23 PM IST
India TV Politics Desk

In a major setback to former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, two of Samajwadi Party  MLCs have resigned both from the Legislative Council as well as the primary membership of the  party.

The Two SP MLCs who have submitted their resignations from the State Legislative Council are Bukkal Nawab and Yashwant Singh. After submitting his resignation, Bukkal Nawab, who is also the founder of Rashtriya Shia Samaj , praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. 

Giving an indication that he may join the BJP, Bukkal Nawaz said that he would consider joining the saffron party if he gets an invitation from them. 

Criticising Samajwadi Party for its internal family feuds, Bukkal Nawab said that the Samajwadi Party has become the Samajwadi Akhada.

Alleging a conspiracy, Akhilesh Yadav accused the BJP of being behind the resignations of his party MLCs. He said that the saffron party was indulging in political corruption from ‘Bihar to UP’. 

“People are watching everything. The BJP is behind the resignations of SP MLCs. Bukkal Nawaab is an old member of our party. I had also gone to meet him on Eid. What is the reason that he has changed... They (BJP) lure some MLCs to their side,” he said.

Meanwhile, BSP MLC Thakur Jaiveer Singh has also resigned from the membership of the State Legislative Council.

According to reports emanating from Lucknow, there is a possibility of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister contesting for the Legislative Council seat vacated by Bukkal Nawab as he needs to acquire the membership of either houses of UP Assembly within six months of his taking over as state Chief Minister.

Similarly, political circles are agog with speculations over Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma contesting for the Legislative Council seat vacated by another SP MLC Yashwant Singh. However, these speculations are yet to be officially confirmed.