SP to revamp its units in states like West Bengal

Buoyed by the resounding success in UP, the Samajwadi Party will rebuild its bases in some states, including West Bengal.

Last Updated: Mar 08, 2012, 00:00 AM IST

Kolkata: Buoyed by the resounding success
in the Assembly elections in UP, the Samajwadi Party will
rebuild its bases in some states, including West Bengal.

"The first task will be to revamp our party and inject
fresh blood to strengthen organisational bases in some states,
including West Bengal," party general secretary Kironmoy
Nanda said from Lucknow.

Nanda, who replaced Amar Singh as party general
secretary two years ago, was a former minister in both the
Jyoti Basu and Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Left Front governments.

He extensively toured various constituencies with
Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav during campaigning.

Nanda`s Socialist Party merged with the Samajwadi
Party in 1990, but split in 1999. Later, it decided to merge
once again with Samajwadi Party in 2010.

Stated to be a close aide of Mulayam Singh Yadav,
Nanda is likely to be taken out of West Bengal in to national
politics by the party leadership, SP sources said.

The SP leader said he would return to Kolkata after
the swearing-in of Mulayam Singh Yadav ministry.

PTI