Gorakhpur: Taking a potshot at Lok
Manch founder Amar Singh for reportedly pulling down his pant
in Kanpur, the Samajwadi Party on Friday said those who were not
getting any attention had lost their mental balance and should
be medically examined.
"Those who are pulling down their trousers for not
being noticed have lost their mental balance and should get
themselves medically examined," SP General Secretary Ram Gopal
said without taking Singh’s name.
In Kanpur yesterday, the ousted SP leader reportedly
pulled down his trouser apparently upset over the oft-repeated
criticism about his travelling in luxury vehicles during his
much-hyed Purvanchal yatra.
Singh had embarked on the yatra for the creation of
a separate Purvanchal state to be carved out of Uttar Pradesh.
The Lok Manch chief pulled down his pant to show his
wounds which, he said, he had developed while traversing long
distances on foot in pursuit of his Purvanchal mission.
Flaying Singh, Ram Gopal told the party`s state-level
convention here that those who were talking about creation of
smaller states were misleading people.
"If creation of small states ensures progress, then
why the entire north-east is problem-ridden," he asked.
"In fact, if Uttar Pradesh is further divided, it
will get no importance from New Delhi," the SP leader said.