Advertisement
Saturday, Dec 04, 2021
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

SP Sacks 11 District Chiefs After Many Zila Panchayat Nominees Fail To File Papers

The Samajwadi Party sacked its Gorakhpur, Moradabad, Jhansi, Agra, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Mau, Balrampur, Shravasti, Bhadohi, Gonda and Lalitpur district unit chiefs.

SP Sacks 11 District Chiefs After Many Zila Panchayat Nominees Fail To File Papers
SP chief Akhilesh Yadav alleged that many of his party’s nominees were "prevented" by the BJP from filing nomination papers | PTI
SP Sacks 11 District Chiefs After Many Zila Panchayat Nominees Fail To File Papers
outlookindia.com
2021-06-27T08:36:39+05:30

In an unprecedented move, the Samajwadi Party (SP) on Saturday sacked 11 of its district unit presidents after many of the party’s nominees didn’t turn up for filing their nomination papers for the post of zila panchayat chairman.

The SP ousted the heads of Gorakhpur, Moradabad, Jhansi, Agra, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Mau, Balrampur, Shravasti, Bhadohi, Gonda and Lalitpur district units. Uttar Pradesh SP chief Naresh Uttam issued a statement in this regard on Saturday.

While the party did not state the reason behind the move, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav had earlier alleged that many of his party’s nominees were "prevented" from filing nomination papers.

"The way in which the BJP government has prevented the Samajwadi Party candidates from filing nominations for the election of panchayat chairperson in Gorakhpur and elsewhere, it is a new administrative tactic of the defeated BJP to win the election. The people will not even give as many seats in the Assembly to the BJP as they will make panchayat chiefs," he said in a tweet.

In Bhadohi, the party's nominee, Shyam Kumari Maurya, whose candidature was announced about a month ago, did not turn up for filing her nomination. Similarly in Gorakhpur, SP candidate Jitendra Yadav was also not able to file his papers.

On Saturday, nominations were filed in all districts of the state for the post of zila panchayat chairman, and the polling will take place on July 3.

(With PTI inputs)

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Shaheen Bagh, CAA, Farmers’ Protest: Hip-Hop Is The Voice Of Dissent In India

Shaheen Bagh, CAA, Farmers’ Protest: Hip-Hop Is The Voice Of Dissent In India

Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.

World Disability Day: Visually Impaired Girls In Himachal Use Education To Dispel Darkness

World Disability Day: Visually Impaired Girls In Himachal Use Education To Dispel Darkness

Umang Foundation in Himachal Pradesh has helped many blind and visually impaired persons achieve their dreams by giving them access to higher education.

Mayank Notches Maiden 100 Vs NZ – Statistical Highlights

Mayank Notches Maiden 100 Vs NZ – Statistical Highlights

Mayank Agarwal's ton against New Zealand on Friday was his first since his 243 vs Bangladesh in 2019 at Indore.

Kashmir: Ghulam Nabi Azad Emerges As Key Player In J&K With Or Without Congress

Kashmir: Ghulam Nabi Azad Emerges As Key Player In J&K With Or Without Congress

Crowds at Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad's recent rallies show that he will be a key player in elections in Jammu and Kashmir, when they happen.

Advertisement