Lucknow: Ahead of Assembly polls in Uttar
Pradesh early next year, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh
Yadav on Monday asked partymen to shed differences and work
unitedly to dislodge the Mayawati government.
"The workers should shed all differences and strive
for absolute majority of the party in 2012 polls. In last
Assembly polls our vote share had increased but we still had
to sit in the opposition," Yadav told party workers here.
He advised party candidates to work hard in their
respective areas to gain confidence of the voters.
"Candidates have been finalised and also nominees
should redress grievances of people," Yadav said, denying any
bias or pressure while determining party nominees.
Meanwhile, senior SP leader Shivpal Singh Yadav
demanded the sacking of Cabinet minister Naseemuddin Siddiqui
after the Allahabad High Court ordered CBI inquiry into the
murder of a businessman in Hamirpur district last year.
"The court order should be implemented and Siddiqui
should be sacked," Yadav, who is Leader of the Opposition in
UP Assembly told reporters here.
"If the Mayawati government has any morality left, it
should immediately remove Siddiqui so that an independent
inquiry could be ensured," he said.
The Congress too has demanded termination of Siddiqui.
Alleging irregularities in the sale of state-owned
sugar mills in UP, he promised an inquiry and criminal cases
against the guilty when the SP comes to power in the state.
"To benefit a handful of people including political
leaders and industrialists, the state government sold 11 sugar
mills at throw-away prices," he said.