Lucknow: With an aim to form government in Uttar Pradesh for the second time in 2017 and counter growing influence of BJP, the ruling Samajwadi Party will revive the organisation by giving more emphasis to party workers and propagating the “good work” done by it.
According to senior SP leader Shivpal Yadav, emphasis will be given on strengthening block-level organisation by assigning more prominence to party workers.
Describing the workers as “backbone” of the party, Yadav said ministers have been asked not to neglect them.
Keen on repeating its performance of 2012, the party will direct its district presidents to hold meeting on regular basis and send their reports to the party headquarters so that SP gets to know the “ground reality”.
“Those district presidents, who could not hold meetings do not need to continue. Meetings of district executives should be held all over the state and its report should come here,” Shivpal said.
“Party workers get to know what is going on in their area and thus we can reach out to people easily,” he said.
“There used to be state executive meet once in two months earlier. This could not continue in the past and we are going to revive it. The meet was a platform on which leaders from all over the state put in their views and on the last day, Netaji (Mulayam Singh Yadav) used to address them,” he added.
The state government has initiated a number of “people-friendly” schemes but the party has failed in highlighting the “good work” done by the government, Yadav said.
“We will reach out to people at village level and highlight the schemes initiated by us. Our party workers will do the job,” he told PTI.
The leader also made it clear that “sycophants” and “contractors” should not be give a place in the party organisation.
On being asked about the threat posed by BJP in the 2017 Assembly polls, Shivpal said, “Only SP could counter BJP in the state. We have strong organisation, our government is doing good job for the welfare of common man and and it will reflect in the election results”.
Alleging that the BJP rakes up communal issues for political gains, Yadav said, the agenda of communalism will not work is Uttar Pradesh as people of the state have understood the reality of the saffron party.