The move comes a day after the Uttar Pradesh government provided ‘Y’ category security to Rajbhar.
Acknowledging the “divorce” issued by SP chief Yadav, Rajbhar said he welcomed the break-up and that he was not “anyone’s slave (slave)”.
He said, ‘The SP gave us talaq today and we accepted it. BSP is our top priority. We fight for the downtrodden and backward classes and will continue to do so. However, it is not necessary that we go with the BSP.
Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party-Lohia (PSPL) national president Shivpal said he has “always been independent”, adding that compromising on principles on his political journey is unacceptable to him.
“I was always free anyway, but I sincerely thank Samajwadi Party for giving me formal independence by issuing a letter. Compromising on principles and respect is unacceptable in political journey,” Shivpal tweeted in Hindi.
In a two-line ultimatum issued on Saturday, SP told both the leaders, ‘SP has been fighting against BJP continuously. You have been in connivance with BJP and working to strengthen them. If you think you will be respected. Anywhere else, you’re free to go.”
Rajbhar said: “Akhilesh ji wanted us to say whatever we say. But that’s why I didn’t form my party. I have raised the voice of those who have been harassed and marginalised.”
Claiming that there will be more turmoil in SP before 2024 Lok Sabha In the election, Rajbhar said that “many more such letters will be written before 2024”. He alleged that Yadav was surrounded by advisors who failed to win even their booths and the SP failed to stick with any alliance partner for very long.
“If I meet Yogi Adityanath it is a crime but if Akhilesh ji and Mulayam ji meet, it is all good. I have been meeting BJP leaders even after my alliance with SP as I have personal relations with them. If someone thinks that I will do their bidding, then I am not a slave of anyone.
Reiterating his earlier joke, Rajbhar said that Yadav “should never leave his AC room because if he does, he will realize what the SP is doing in the fight for the poor, downtrodden, downtrodden and backward”. . Rajbhar said, “During the assembly elections, we asked him for a place for Dalits and backwards and Akhilesh ji said he would see.”
Shivpal contested the 2022 assembly elections on a SP ticket to retain his Jaswantnagar seat. Rajbhar’s SBSP formally allied with the SP ahead of the 2022 elections and won six seats.
Both Shivpal and Rajbhar had turned the SP leadership in the red when both cited different reasons for announcing their support for not only being elected the BJP’s presidential candidate and now the 15th President of India handjob Draupadi MurmuBut Shivpal went ahead and issued an appeal asking the SP MLAs not to vote for the opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha because in 1992 he had called Mulayam as an agent of Pakistan’s ISI, who was then the Defense Minister. Sinha was with the BJP then and was in the opposition.