Lucknow: Former minister and National
Loktantric Party leader Masood Ahmad and a few BSP leaders
on Sunday joined the Samajwadi Party in the presence of party
supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Welcoming Ahmad and his supporters into the party
fold, Yadav said their induction would strengthen the SP and
and gave a boost to its struggle for the cause of the poor,
farmers, youths, dalits and backwards.
The party had launched an agitation in Uttar Pradesh
against runaway food prices, rising unemployment and rampant
corruption, he said.
Ahmad was a minister in the erstwhile Mulayam Singh
Yadav-led coalition government in Uttar Pradesh.
Yadav also welcomed a few BSP leaders who embraced
the Samajwadi Party.
Commenting on BSP`s proposed rally tomorrow, the SP
supremo dubbed it as a government-sponsored event.