Lucknow: Samajwadi Party will hold a
meeting of its national executive from May 21 in West Bengal,
where Assembly elections are due next year.
"The three-day national executive meeting would be
inaugurated by SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav at Park hotel in
Kolkata on May 21. He will reach Kolkata tomorrow," party
Spokesman Rajendra Chaudhary said here on Wednesday.
This would be for the first time in several years that
the SP would be holding its national executive meeting in
the Left bastion.
SP, an alliance partner in the Left Front government
in West Bengal, is said to have strained its relations with
the coalition after the Left withdrew support to the UPA-1
over the Indo-US nuclear deal and SP stepped in to bail it out
of the crisis.
The meeting is aimed at strengthening the party base
in West Bengal, party sources said.
A meeting of SP workers would be held on the same day
at Netaji indoor stadium, which would be addressed by Yadav
and party general secretary Kironmoy Nanda, who is also a
minister in the WB government.