SP will fight general elections alone: Shivpal

Samajwadi Party will contest the Lok Sabha elections on its own and it does not need help of any other political party, a senior SP leader said on Sunday.

PTI| Updated: Dec 22, 2013, 19:30 PM IST

Farukkhabad: Samajwadi Party will contest the Lok Sabha elections on its own and it does not need help of any other political party, a senior SP leader said on Sunday.

"SP will contest Lok Sabha polls alone. We don`t need any party`s help," Uttar Pradesh PWD Minister and SP leader Shivpal Singh Yadav said here.

The minister said there was decline in corruption in PWD, Irrigation and cooperative departments, but "commission- taking" could not been controlled so far and warned officers that the party would take strict action against those found indulging in it.

He said to make women self-reliant, the cooperative department would provide them loan at an interest rate of three per cent. Women would be appointed as directors of district cooperative banks, Yadav said.