Lucknow: Taking note of infighting among
party leaders, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday
warned them to end groupism or else face disciplinary action.
"Recent reports (by party observers) show groupism in
the party. If this is not put to an end, I will be forced to
take stern action including expulsion from the party," he told
a meeting of party office-bearers and leaders here.
According to the reports, grassroot workers were still
working with dedication and there was no problem with them,
the SP supremo said.
The problem lay with the party leaders, he said adding
if they did not behave, stern action would be taken against
"Take a resolve to end groupism. Don`t force me to
take any bitter action," Yadav told party leaders.
"At a time when we are eyeing a spot in Delhi, people
in the party are fighting with each other," he said.
On 2012 UP assembly election, Yadav said the state
would witness a direct fight between his party and the ruling
BSP which, he alleged, was most corrupt.
"Even BSP Chief Minister has admitted her party is in
straight contest with the SP in UP," he said.
He asked party workers and leaders to remain alert as
BSP head Mayawati might go in for early election.
Earlier, general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav said there
was infighting in almost every district.
"In every district, party people are either directly
or indirectly opposing SP candidates for Panchayat chairmen
"If the situation continues, we will be forced to
expel those indulging in groupism," he said.