In a desperate attempt to repair the rupture created during the Lok Sabha elections, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has announced to dissolve the Delhi state unit with immediate effect.
— Samajwadi Party (@samajwadiparty) August 26, 2019
Party General Secretary Ram Gopal Yadav made the announcement in a statement, saying the Delhi unit had been dissolved “with immediate effect”.
This decision comes three days after the Party’s similar move in Uttar Pradesh. On August 23, Akhilesh Yadav had dissolved the state unit of the party in Uttar Pradesh.
Attempting a course correction in the party after the Lok Sabha poll debacle, Akhilesh Yadav had on Friday announced to dissolve the party’s entire Uttar Pradesh unitsm, including the state executive, and district and youth wings. The party, however, has retained state president Naresh Uttam.
A senior party leader on conditions of anonymity told PTI that: “Party president Akhilesh Yadav has dissolved the state executive. All district executives and the executives of youth and other wings have also been dissolved. A new executive will be formed soon.”
Despite stitching up an alliance with Mayawati’s BSP in Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav’s party had to face severe humiliation in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls as its tally remained stuck at five. Embarrassed with this huge loss, the Samajwadi Party president had in May dismissed the panel of spokespersons of the party.
The appointment of all party panellists was cancelled in one stroke by the party chief who also said that no TV channel should invite any of them for debate.
Furthermore, the BSP and SP parted ways after the humiliating defeat and the so-called ‘Mahagatbandhan’ in Uttar Pradesh, which the two parties had trumpeted big time, had come tumbling down like a pack of cards. BSP chief Mayawati had then held Akhilesh Yadav responsible for their poll rout.
Moreover, what rubbed salt to Akhilesh’s injuries was the shock of defeat of his wife Dimple Yadav, who had entered the fray as a sitting MP. She represented the Kannauj Lok Sabha seat.