Mulayam asks SP ministers to be image-conscious

After incidents of violence post-election, Mulayam Singh Yadav asked the party ministers to ensure the party`s image was not tarnished.

Lucknow: After incidents of celebratory
firing and violence involving his party workers post-election,
Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday asked the
party ministers to ensure the party`s image was not tarnished.

At the meeting held at SP headquarters here in the
presence of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Mulayam asked the
ministers to be "image-conscious" and ensure better connect
with the electorate, party sources said here.

Yadav also advised the ministers to ensure that their
supporters remain within their limits during celebratory
functions as media reports regarding involvement of SP
workers in firing and other incidents could make an adverse
impact on the image of the party and its government.

The people of the state had reposed their trust in the
party by giving it absolute majority and that is why the
party`s responsibility towards the common man has increased,
Yadav said.

Besides, the ministers were also directed by Yadav to
ensure that promises made in party manifesto are taken care of
in their respective departments and development should be on
top of the agenda.

Mulayam had said at a press conference yesterday that the
ministers involved in incidents creating inconvenience to
people will not be tolerated and strict action would be taken
against them.

A young boy was killed during celebratory firing
allegedly by SP supporters after the party candidate`s
victory in Sambhal area.

Meanwhile, the party today expelled five party workers of
JP Nagar for their alleged involvement in celebratory firing
for Mahboob Ali, who was given a ministerial berth in
Akhilesh`s cabinet.

Those expelled for six years are: Nasir Ali, Istikhar
Hussain, Noor Pahalwan, Arshad Bharti and Riyazul Hasan.


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