Lucknow: With political activities in Uttar Pradesh heading towards the top gear in wake of the 2012 state polls, many politicians are planning to switch their loyalties to other parties, whereas several others are contemplating on a ‘Ghar-vapsi’.

There are half a dozen politicians who are in the last stage of negotiations and a formal declaration about them switching alliance to another political outfit seems to be round the corner.

According to sources, a former MP and Samajwadi Party member had joined the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in 2009 Lok Sabha elections is eying a return to his previous party. As the party has offered him a ticket in the state elections, possibilities are that his declaration of re-joining Samajwadi Party would be made in the next few days.

However, Samajwadi Party is likely to suffer a major jolt as a party leader ‘s nephew who is an independent candidate may join Rashtriya Lok Dal. The return of Azam Khan in the party has increased the differences of this family with Samajwadi party supremo. Yadav gave tickets to few candidates which this family had strongly opposed. Following which, this family has decided to part ways with Samajwadi Party.

A BSP leader is also likely to make a return to the Congress.  Earlier he was a BJP MLC, and after completing the term he joined the BSP and contested the Lok Sabha polls and was defeated. Barely few months before the state elections, he has decided to switch loyalties once again and join the Congress.

According to sources, he was preparing for his return to the Congress on August 12, but on objections by a senior party leader the move could not substantiate.
 
Likewise, the BSP candidate from an assembly seat of Lucknow is looking forward to join Congress. Getting the information, the BSP bigwigs have expelled him from the party.

JPN/Bureau