The Samajwadi party will launch a membership campaign from Tuesday, days after losing its strongholds to the ruling BJP in Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha neighborhoods.
In a landmark decision on Sunday, PS Chairman Akhilesh Yadav dissolved all executive bodies of the party.
Membership drive is believed to be in preparation for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Samajwadi (SP) party chairman Akhilesh Yadav will launch the membership campaign from the party office here, the party’s chief spokesman, Rajendra Chaudhary, said on Monday.
Meanwhile, Yadav, in a statement, said his party was in favor of maintaining true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of India and committed to the principles of socialism, secularism and democracy. . The PS believes in a system in which there is decentralization of economic and political power, he said.
In the recent Lok Sabha by-elections, the party lost its stronghold Azamgarh and Rampur to the BJP. Yadav and party leader Azam Khan had resigned from Azamgarh and Rampur constituencies, respectively, after being elected MPs in Assembly polls earlier this year.
In the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, the SP won 111 seats, while the BJP and its allies won 273 seats and retained power.
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