Mulayam restores SPís frontal youth organisations

LknwMulayam Singh and Akhilesh Yadav with a youth leader in Lucknow on Wednesday. Earlier, the partyís frontal youth organisations were dissolved on January 3. Vishal Srivastav

With an eye on Lok Sabha elections, Samajwadi Party (SP) president Mulayam Singh Yadav, on Wednesday, announced restoration of the party's frontal youth organisations which were dissolved on Janaury 3. The four youth frontal organisations are Chatra Sabha, Lohia Vahini, Yuvjan Sabha and Mulayam Singh Yadav Youth Brigade.

Mulayam made the annoucement at a meeting of youth leaders of the Samajwadi Party.

During the meeting, Akhilesh Yadav assured that the frontal organisations, which were dissolved without giving any reasons, will be restored within a few days. But Mulayam, while alighting from the stage, announced that the frontal organisations had been restored.

Later, a statement from the party office clarified that only district and city unit presidents of four frontal organisations had been reinstated.

The national and state presidents of these frontal organisations have not been restored. It has also been decided that any youth leader who is 35 years of age and above will not be appointed as national and state president of a youth frontal organisation.

The meeting, which stretched for over four hours, saw many youth leaders pouring their heart out for their neglect in the government. "We are not even given the basic courtesy of a chair to sit when we go to meet the ministers and legislators in our area. We are not informed about the programmes of the ministers in our area. When we go to meet them in their offices, they suddenly get very busy in work and we keep waiting," said a youth leader.

Youth leaders said that ministers in their districts are surrounded by persons who had no role during elections. "Due to the ignorance by the local ministers, we are even turned down by the local officials. They also treat only the minister's word as final and we are even humiliated by them with remarks: "Jao mantriji sey milo," he said.

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