Lucknow: After coming to power in Uttar Pradesh, the newly elected Samajwadi Party government has decided to withdraw false cases registered against party workers during the Mayawati regime.

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, who is also the SP state president, has sought the details of such cases from the district party presidents and has written to the party MPs, legislators and others in this regard.

SP workers against whom false cases were registered will be required to write an application addressing the Chief Minister in this regard. The application has to be submitted at the district party office by May 31 after which the cases will undergo legal examination to pave way for their withdrawal.

The party had promised the withdrawal of cases filed against party leaders and workers in its election manifesto. It will benefit those against whom the then Mayawati government had filed false cases between May 2007 to December 31, 2011.

The party members would also have to attach the photocopy of the FIR and mention in brief how a false report was filed against them by the then Bahujan Samaj Party government in the application.

The district party offices have been asked to submit the details of such cases to the state party office by first week of June which will be then forwarded to the Centre which after examining them will carry on the further proceedings.