In Uttar Pradesh, 6 MLAs, including BSP rebel Aslam Raini, reached Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav at his residence in Lucknow on Tuesday. There are speculations that all of them may join the SP. Apart from these, three more BSP MLAs are in touch with Akhilesh.
Most of those who approached Akhilesh are the same MLAs who were suspended from the party by Mayawati. Sources say that these MLAs will not immediately join the Samajwadi Party, but will take this step before the assembly elections to be held next year.
It is being told that these six MLAs left from the back door after meeting Akhilesh. The reason is that different claimants of the district panchayat have also come to meet Akhilesh outside. A large number of his supporters are also gathered outside. In such a situation, if the matter spreads, then they are in danger of snatching their MLA.
MLA reached the court of SP
- Aslam Raini (Bhinga-Shravasti),
- Mujtaba Siddiqui (Pratappur-Allahabad),
- Hakim Lal Bind (Handia-Prayagraj),
- Hargovind Bhargava (Sidhauli-Sitapur),
- Aslam Ali Choudhary (Dholana-Hapur),
- Sushma Patel (Mungra Badshahpur)
Even before the Rajya Sabha elections,
Akhilesh Yadav tried to break into the BSP even before the Rajya Sabha elections. During that time 7 BSP MLAs were expelled from the party by Mayawati. These included Vandana Singh-(Sagdi-Azamgarh) apart from the MLAs who met Akhilesh. Ramveer Upadhyay (Sadabad) and Anil Singh (Unnao) were expelled during the Lok Sabha elections. This month Lalji Verma (Katehari) and Ram Achal Rajbhar (Akbarpur) were also expelled.
maths of bsp seats
|Seats won in 2017||19|
|seat lost in by-election||1|
|MLAs suspended from BSP||11|
|Remaining MLAs in BSP||19-1-11= 7|
There is also the idea of forming a separate party, the option of alliance with SP
Expelled BSP MLA Aslam Raini has also claimed to form a separate party after meeting Akhilesh. Aslam claimed that he has 11 MLAs with him. Aslam said that in a few days he would also consider forming his own party. An alliance with the SP is being considered with the new party.