Samajwadi Party announced a state-wide tehsil-level protest against the state government on October 1.
SP spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary said that the dharna against the state government would highlight the political vendetta-driven action by the government against party’s senior leader Mohammed Azam Khan, rising prices, corruption, condition of farmers, law and order and unemployment.
Quoting SP president Akhilesh Yadav, the spokesman said that the party had staged protests at all district headquarters on August 9, but instead of paying heed to it, the state government increased power tariff, fuel prices, penalties in the name of traffic improvement and has been acting against Azam Khan.
“By staging the state-wide dharna, the SP would make an attempt to stir the deaf-and-dumb state government,” he said.
Chaudhary also said that 17 leaders of Bahujan Samaj Party from Prayagraj joined the Samajwadi Party on Sunday.
“The leaders led by BSP’s Patti Assembly constituency chief RK Bhim joined the SP and resolved to strengthen the party,” Chaudhary said.