Lucknow: Assembly elections are to be held in UP next year i.e. 2022, about which every party is engaged in showing its strength, so the same leaders are also moving from one party to another, something similar was seen on Saturday when six BSP MLAs joined the Samajwadi Party. Along with this, BJP MLA from Sitapur Rajesh Rathod also joined the SP.
MLAs who moved from BSP to SP were Aslam Raini (Bhinga-Shravasti), Aslam Ali Choudhary (Dhaulana-Hapur), Mujtaba Siddiqui (Pratappur-Allahabad), Hakim Lal Bind (Handiya-Prayagraj), Hargovind Bhargava (Sidhauli-Sitapur), and Sushma Patel (Mungra-Badshahpur). Along with this, BJP’s Sitapur MLA Rajesh Rathod has also joined the SP.
6 BSP MLAs were upset because of Mayawati’s support to BJP candidate in the election of Rajya Sabha seats in the year 2020. After this, BSP supremo Mayawati suspended all of them from the party.
Earlier on Monday, two more BSP leaders, Katehri MLA Lalji Verma and Akbarpur MLA Ram Achal Rajbhar had also announced to join the Samajwadi Party in the presence of Akhilesh Yadav.
Akhilesh Yadav wrote in his tweet, “Heartfelt greetings and welcome to former MP Harendra Malik and former MLAs, leaders and workers who joined Samajwadi Party with him. The socialist movement is becoming more and more powerful day by day with the constant addition of eminent politicians.