Intelligence report spells doom for SP govt, leaders in huddle
Lucknow: The recent euphoria over completion of four years of Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh seems to be dampened after a confidential intelligence report which predicts the ruling party may be relegated to third position in 2017 assembly polls with BSP leading the pack as single largest party.
If sources are to be believed, the SP’s think-tank has already gone into a huddle to work out a strategy to stem the rot and control the damage before power actually slips out of their hands. The damming intelligence report is already with the party big wigs.
It was only a couple of days ago that the SP had celebrated the completion of four years of its government with much fanfare all across the state. The report has now compelled it to do a serious re-thinking vis-a-vis the next elections.
The report has even given out number of seats likely to be won by the respective parties in the coming assembly elections which stand at 150-175 for Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), 130-135 for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and 110-125 for Samajwadi Party. It clearly means that the state was likely to enter into yet another phase of coalition government because this intelligence survey does not suggest clear majority for any party, including the BSP.
Western UP paves way for BSP:
The western Uttar Pradesh (UP) plays a very pivotal role in the state politics. According to reports reaching the state headquarters here, the BSP may be the biggest winner in western UP while the ruling SP and the BJP have been predicted to perform below par.
It also speaks of possible loss to the SP if Ajit Singh-led Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) allies with any other party like BJP or BSP.
It is not long ago when at a public function the SP President Mulayam Singh Yadav had reprimanded his ministers for non-performance and warned they would lose the assembly election if they did not mend their ways.