'Feeling suffocated': Samajwadi Party leader Bukkal Nawab resigns

The first leader to hand over his resignation was Rashtriya Shia Samaj founder Bukkal Nawab

The first leader to hand over his resignation was Rashtriya Shia Samaj founder Bukkal Nawab

SP MLCs Bukkal Nawab and Yashwant Singh, who was a close confidante of controversial independent legislator Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya, and BSP MLC Thakur Jaiveer Singh resigned from the house amid speculations that they might soon join the saffron party.

A party statement said Shah will hold meetings with leaders drawn from the state tomorrow in Lucknow followed by interactions with different groups from society and then with allies and other party leaders, including ministers of the UP government.

He added that due to the family feud between Akhilesh Yadav and Mulayam Singh, he was feeling suffocated inside the Samajwadi Party.

Summary: Lucknow: Political rumblings shook Lucknow on Saturday with two legislators from SP and one from BSP resigning from Vidhan Parishad.

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Nawab, who is the founder of Rashtriya Shia Samaj, heaped praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

He also asked the Chief Minister to fix two days in a week in which he and his ministers will meet party office-bearers and workers without any prior appointment.

Taking a jibe at the UP's former CM Akhilesh Yadav, Nawab said that when he failed to show loyalty to his father (Mulayam Singh), how he can be loyal to the UP public.

The development came on a day BJP president Amit Shah arrived on a three-day visit to the state capital.

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Talking about Nitish Kumar joining hands with the BJP in Bihar, Akhilesh Yadav mocked at Bihar CM and said,"People who spoke about DNA, now joined NDA".

Besides Adityanath, deputy chief ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma, ministers Swatantra Dev Singh and Mohsin Raza are not members of either the Assembly or the Council and will have to get elected to either of the two Houses to continue as ministers.

SP supremo Akhilesh Yadav termed the resignations as an example of "political corruption".

" They are offering inducements to our MLCs". "I had gone to Bukkal Nawab's house on Eid and he must have resigned after being given some allurement".

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This comes close to reports that suggest that SP member and MLC Yashwant Singh has also quit the party.

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