Lucknow: Addressing workers at the party headquarters on Thursday, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav slammed the BSP led Uttar Pradesh government for bringing disrepute to the state. He said. “In the five year tenure, Mayawati led BSP government has broken all records in corruption and mismanagement.”

Reminding the workers of the close contest with the BSP in the upcoming elections, Mulayam Singh said, “It is time to teach a lesson to BSP by throwing it out of power in the state.”

Downplaying the threat from the Bharatiya Janata party and the Congress in the ensuing elections, SP supremo said the party is in direct contest with the ruling BSP in the state. He urged the party workers to put in an extra effort in the elections to bring back the lost glory of the state. He also alerted them on the conspiracies being hatched by the opponents against the party.

Samajwadi Party general secretary Ramgopal Yadav said, “People are desperate for a change of guard in the state and they see Samajwadi Party as the only alternative.”

Fresh entrants in SP: Pritam Singh, state president of the All India Gujjar Mahasabha and state coordinator of BJP Yuva Morcha joined Samajwadi party. Congress’s Mateeshwar Chandna too joined the party.