SP is all set to exhibit might for upcoming battle of Uttar Pradesh in the name of party’s silver jubilee function. The venue of Janeshwar Mishra Park had been turned into a beautiful stadia colored in red and green with all the necessary arrangements for an extravagant power show.
Mulayam Singh Yadav had designated SP state head Shivpal Yadav to look after the duties of the much awaited function and tainted Minister Gayatri Prajapati had been given all the responsibilities for on ground management of the event.
Shivpal visited the venue on Friday evening to inspect the final arrangements of the event and looked satisfied by his trusted aide Gayatri.
Shivpal Yadav spoke to media after visiting the venue of Janeshwar Mishra park on Friday evening.
“A grand stage with allies from all corners and around five lakh people will grace the occasion of silver jubilee function of Samajwadee Party on 5th November. We had requested all the senior leaders from various parties and almost all of them will grace the occasion.”
“Folk musicians will sing the victory song of Samajwadee Party and Netaji will address the nation from this grand stage, we are happy to announce that all the arrangements are well in place and the venue of Janeshwar Mishra Park is ready to welcome the senior leaders and the people of the state along with our party workers.”
SP is embroiled in an acrimonious power struggle between Akhilesh and Shivpal from past two months and the silver jubilee function has become a question of repute for Shivpal. He had steered the entire movement by visiting allies and talking to probable partners one by one. Akhilesh on the other hand had marshaled a good show of strength on first day of his own Samajwadee Vikas Yatra and that is something which is being seen as a challenge for team Shivpal. The onus of silver jubilee function and its peaceful execution is on team Shivpal and they had also configured it as the only key of success for upcoming benefits.
A trusted aide of Shivpal told us on conditions of anonymity- “We cannot take any chance else Shivpal ji will punish us personally and this event is related to repute of Netaji and Shivpal ji, So we will make sure that they become happy with our labour.”
Gayatri Prajapati also claimed about a probable gathering of a huge crowd and a gala show. “We have made seating arrangements of one lakh people and nearly five lakh people will be present at the venue. We had pledged to make it a grand show and we hope to deliver the best in front of our respected netaji and Shivpal ji.”
Akhilesh’s grand stand- The young CM had qualified the round one of popularity by steering a grand road show on Thusday and Friday. He not only marshaled a massive show of strength in Lucknow through his ‘Vikas Rath Yatra’ but also gave a tough challenge to his rivals by attracting a huge turnout. He had stated about his presence in the silver jubilee function but his close associates who had been expelled by Shivpal had decided to stay away from the function.
The wrath continues- Although Shivpal had stated on Friday morning that the expelled leaders can be called back provided they write an apology letter, but in the afternoon some unconfirmed party sources stated that SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav is no mood to see those young leaders at the silver jubilee functions. Some close aides had also claimed the SP supremo had asked administrative officers to keep those young leaders away from the silver jubilee functions and arrest them in case they try to interrupt in between the event.
Akhilesh on the other hand had given unflinching support to all his close aides who are sacked by Shivpal and that had hardened his stand as well. He had mentioned the names of close aides in front of media for their hard labour in his Vikas Yatra and also claimed them as true patriots of the party.
Shivpal’s office had confirmed about presence of JDU chief Lalu Prasad yadav, former PM HD Devegowda, JDU leaders KC Tyagi and Sharad Yadav, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, RLD chief Ajit Singh and INLD leader Abhay Singh chautala along with senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani.
SP’s silver jubilee function might end up as another mega show of anti BJP outfits and senior party leaders had assured the presence of Nitish Kumar and other senior leaders, some of them had also claimed about presence of Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi but none of the senior congress leaders had assured about it so far.