Lucknow: Amar Singh`s Lok Manch is facing exodus of leaders and supporters as they were returning to Samajwadi Party after getting frustrated over the lack of any agenda and programme in the newly-launched political outfit, a SP leader has said.
Almost 200 people who had sided with Singh when he had floated the Lok Manch in May last year have returned to the SP with fifty of them coming back this week itself, Anil Rajbhar, the former state unit president of the Lok Manch who returned to the Samajwadi Party, said.
"There is no political movement in the Lok Manch which still has not started the move to set up its organisation at the district-level even when the Assembly polls are not too far away."
The party has seen no discussions over the upcoming Assembly polls and focus seems to be on how to "bargain" power in Uttar Pradesh, Rajbhar claimed, adding that there is no "big name" of the SP left with Amar Singh now.
"Amar Singh is not a serious political person and lacks political agenda and this is the reason as to those who had supported him when he floated his Lok Manch are now coming back in a big way," SP spokesman Rajendra Chaudhary said.
Singh has not shown any seriousness on those issues that he took up like separate Purvanchal and poverty, he said. The ones like Jaya Prada are with him because of their personal rapport, Chaudhary added.
Sources in the Amar Singh camp, when contacted, said that only a couple of youths have left the party and it should not be taken as any sign of desertion.
They also lashed out at the Samajwadi Party for creating confusion among Lok Manch supporters in this regard.