After the defeat in the recent by-elections, Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav seems to be in the mood for a big change in the party.
On Sunday, he dissolved all youth organizations of SP, Mahila Sabha, national and state presidents of all cells and state executive with immediate effect except the Uttar Pradesh President.
This decision of Akhilesh is being seen as a new attempt to revive the party.
When will the new executive committee be formed?
The poor performance in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections held this year and then losing in the Lok Sabha by-elections in its own bastion has proved to be a big setback for the SP.
After the announcement of the election results, there were speculations that the organization would be reconstituted in a new form by dissolving the SP executive.
According to media reports, a new executive can be formed after the national convention of SP in August-September.
Samajwadi Party could not save its fort
In the Lok Sabha by-elections held last month, the SP had to face defeat in Rampur and Azamgarh Lok Sabha seats, considered its bastions.
In Rampur, BJP candidate Ghanshyam Singh Lodhi defeated SP candidate Mohammad Asim Raza by more than 40,000 votes, while in Azamgarh seat, BJP’s Dinesh Lal Yadav “Nirhua” defeated Dharmendra Yadav of SP.
Azamgarh seat fell vacant after Akhilesh Yadav and Rampur seat Azam Khan became MLA.
In the Legislative Council elections, it was completely clean
In the Legislative Council elections held in April, the SP was wiped out.
In fact, out of 36 vacant seats in the 100-seat Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council , elections were held in April. Of these 27, BJP won 24, while nine of its candidates were elected unopposed.
The SP’s performance was worse than the independent candidates who won three seats and could not win even a single seat.
Did not win even in assembly elections
The SP was also disappointed in the results of the assembly elections. The SP and its allies could win only 125 seats out of 403 in the state. The BJP returned to power with a landslide victory.
SP’s vote share had increased
In the 2022 assembly elections, the SP, along with smaller parties, challenged the BJP. Though the SP could not stop the BJP from winning, the party’s seats and vote share have increased .
Fighting together with the Congress in the 2017 assembly elections, the SP got 47 seats with a vote share of 21.28 percent. At the same time, this time it has got 32 percent votes and 111 seats.