Efforts on to unite political parties against BJP: Mulayam

 Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday said that efforts to unite political parties against the BJP were moving in the positive direction.

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 28, 2015, 22:20 PM IST

Lucknow: Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday said that efforts to unite political parties against the BJP were moving in the positive direction.

"The efforts to unite all the parties against the BJP are going on in Delhi in positive direction," Yadav said while addressing a gathering on the occasion of 87th birth anniversary of Badri Vishal Pitti, the Hyderabad-based industrialist and a close confidante of socialist thinker Ram Manohar Lohia.

Over the merger of splinter groups of Janata Pariwar, the SP chief said, "All are trying...Three rounds of talks have been held so far...Everyone is making an effort".

Expressing confidence on the success of talks, he said everything will come before the people when the time comes.

Referring to Pitti's contribution in taking ahead socialist ideology, Yadav said that most of the available matter concerning Lohia's ideology and speeches is because of him.

Mulayam also recounted several anecdotes on Pitti's contribution in setting up the Samajwadi Party, saying that though he was not born in a poor family, he had great sensitivity and understanding towards poverty and deprivation.

On Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Swachch Ganga Campaign," he said that Lohia had talked about it long ago and stressed that cleaning of Ganga is not possible till the rivers falling in it are not cleaned.

He also asked Samajwadi Party workers to read socialist literature and take the contribution of Pitti among the people.

Speaking on the occasion, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav also asked youths associated with the party to read socialist literature and mentioned the various welfare schemes of his government.