Lucknow: The efforts of Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav to end the prevailing differences in the organization have proved to be futile.

During the Samajwadi Party’s recent national convention at Agra, Yadav had urged party members to rise above factionalism. Ironically his request fell on deaf ears and the fissures in the party rank and file has now come out in open. The division in the organization is visible to the extent that the party leaders are now targeting each other by erecting hoardings.

The political vendetta between SP district president Raghuvir Yadav and party MLA Anup Sanda surfaced in Sultanpur district. Sanda has not been included in the SP’s list of party candidates for the forthcoming assembly election in state. He has blamed district president for the denial of party ticket to him.

The ongoing infighting had forced party high command to cancel the list of party candidate for Assembly constituencies of Bareilly and Jaunpur districts. 

Political turmoil persists in Fatehpur district over distribution of party ticket to the brother of a famous lyricist. SP is in two factions in Barabanki as party has given ticket to a close aid of a Minister in the BSP government.

The party workers in Muzaffarnagar are said to be annoyed as their views were not considered in ticket distributing process. A group of party leaders from Kaushambi registered their complaints with the state president Akhilesh Yadav.

State leadership believes that the outrage in party during the ticket distribution process is natural and expected but the differences will be solved before the Assembly elections. However, party think-tank fear that this infighting can have an adverse impact on the prospects of the party during the 2012 Assembly elections.

JPN/Bureau