Akhilesh Yadav, Swami Prasad Maurya to face litmus test today
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and former BSP leader Swami Prasad Maurya to undergo a litmus test on Saturday. Samajwadi Party’s Parliamentary Board will meet today to decide over its alliance with Mukhtar Ansari’s Quami Ekta Dal (QED), which was strongly opposed by the UP CM.
On the other hand, Maurya’s claims of having majority of BSP MLAs on his side would be decided during the BSP MLAs meeting on Saturday where the party Supremo may announce the leader of opposition.
Litmus test for Akhilesh Yadav
- UP CM had strongly opposed the SP-QED alliance couple of days back
- Akhilesh Yadav also sacked the secondary education minister Balram Yadav, who was believed to have played vital role in the merger
- Akhilesh expressed his discontent to party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav against the senior party minister Shivpal Yadav for his decision of SP-QED alliance
- Now it would be interesting to know that parliamentary board gives its verdict in favour of Akhilesh Yadav or keeps Shivpal Singh Yadav over CM
Litmus test for Swami Prasad Maurya
- Ex BSP leader Swami Prasad Maurya claimed that majority of MLAs in the party are in his support. He has not resigned from the post of leader of opposition yet.
- Maurya has penned the Assembly Speaker that BSP should consult him before electing the leader of the opposition
- Mayawati called for MLAs meeting after Swami made his exit from the party, accusing her of selling tickets for money
- Indrajeet Saroj, Dharam Singh Saini and Ram Prasad Choudhary are the front runners in the race for the post of leader of opposition.