Purvanchal: The gameplan devised by the Bahujan Samajwadi Party to defeat its opponents in the Purvanchal region has proved to be a spoilsport for the party. The BSP’s strategy to reduce the anti-government wave in the state is not bearing fruits as ousted party members are posing troubles for the party candidates in Purvanchal.

Ballia tops in the trend of revolting candidates due to which party strategists have not given tickets to many sitting legislators in the district. Opposing the move, some party workers had rebelled against the BSP and joined rival parties. Now these rebels are posing as a challenge for the party.

Out of 7 seats in Purvanchal, 5 were bagged by the BSP in the last assembly elections but due to the rebellion, it seems doubtful that the party will be able to hold on to these seats.

Almost all major parties are facing problems of revolt by party workers. Many BJP rebels are contesting elections from the JD-U or the Hindu Vahini. Moreover, these rebels have the capability of emerging victorious in the elections.

Samajwadi Party is facing a similar problem from its rebel workers and the Peace Party in Deoria. This trend of rebellion is so rampant that former BSP minister Fateh Bahadur Singh on failing to get a ticket from his party changed loyalty and joined the Nationalist Congress Party to contest the elections.

(JPN/Bureau)