Samajwadi Party’s Maharashtra state president has opposed the move of his president Akhilesh Yadav to campaign for the Congress in Karnataka state assembly elections.
The SP's Maharashtra president Abu Asim Azmi, in his letter to Akhilesh on Friday, asked him to refrain from campaigning for Congress Party candidates in Karnataka Elections. In a two-page letter Azmi termed Congress as ''opportunistic, non-reliable and soft-Hindutva party''. Azmi said that it was the Congress that ditched SP in the last elections.
The Congress has announced Akhilesh as one of its star campaigner for the Karnataka state assembly elections. “If still the party decides to go with any kind of alliance with Congress in Maharashtra for the upcoming State Assembly and Lok Sabha Elections, then I will be left with no option but to revolt against the party,” said Azmi in his letter.
However, the SP party spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary said, “At the moment party president will be campaigning for SP candidates only, the decision to campaign for Congress candidates has not yet been taken.”
Interestingly, party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday said that the Congress would hardly be capable of winning two seats in Uttar Pradesh in 2019 General Assembly Elections and it should not be included in the SP-BSP coalition. (UNI)