Lucknow: There is much quoted cliché that in politics there are no permanent friends and enemies pretty much portrays the recent development in political scenario of Uttar Pradesh when reports are pouring in that leaders of SP, BSP and Congress are switching their parties in an attempt to maximize their chances to win assembly elections in the state.

Former SP MLA Urmila Yadav, a close relative of SP supremo Mulayam Singh, is going to contest the 2012 UP election from Congress’s side against the strong contenders of the SP and BSP.

Urmila Yadav’s son Anujesh is married to sister of SP Lok Sabha MP from Badaun, Dharmendra Yadav, who is nephew of Mulayam Singh Yadav.

In the same vein, ex- SP MLA and expelled BSP candidate Fakir Siddiqui who was selected to contest election from Lucknow seat, has joined hands of the Congress.

Another ex- SP MLA from Sitarpur, Anil Sharma, who was the victim of nepotism, had joined the Congress and contested polls from the same seat in Sitarpur against his previous party.

The tendency of changing party amongst the legislators and members of Parliament is growing in order to grab party tickets.

JPN/Bureau