Taking a jibe at the ongoing political tussle in the Samajwadi Party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday alleged this is dynastic takeover through muscle power, adding the ruling party in Uttar Pradesh is least bothered about the people.
“What we are seeing in Samajwadi Party, it cannot be described as a fight, feud or tussle but it is a takeover enacted by Akhilesh Yadav. Samajwadi Party is blinded by its own parivar interest, a party where each individual is stabbing the other. This is not politics but a kind of a dynastic takeover through muscle power,” BJP leader G V L Narsimha Rao said.
Rao further said that the people of Uttar Pradesh who have given mandate to the Samajwadi Party were forced to see the family circus being played out in public.
“Shamelessly, these party leaders are carrying on with their activities. The manner in which this political family is unravelling itself, it will certainly force people of Uttar Pradesh to think whether it is even worth looking at parties that is based on father and son, mother and son, behen and bhai. Certainly the people of UP will give fitting lesson to this family,” he added.
Echoing similar sentiments, BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli said, “This is a family drama to divert the attention from the misgovernance. People cannot forget that there has been no development work. All their focus is on power and not on serving people of Uttar Pradesh.”
The party split on Sunday with a national convention declaring Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav the new national president, a post that was held by his father Mulayam Singh Yadav. The convention also made Mulayam the Samajwadi Party’s patron.
Admitting that he has taken a ‘tough’ stand, Akhilesh on Sunday justified the turn of events in the Samajwadi Party. “Sometimes to protect the ones you love you must make the right decision. What I did today was a tough decision but one that I had to take,” he tweeted.