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LUCKNOW: Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) chief OP Rajbhar and Shivpal Yadav, Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav’s estranged uncle, on Saturday announced to end their alliance with the SP after it issued an ultimatum to them, “setting them free” to side with BJP “if they feel that they will get more respect and honour there”.
The move came a day after the Uttar Pradesh government accorded ‘Y’-category security to Rajbhar.
Accepting the “talaq” issued by SP chief Yadav, Rajbhar said that he welcomed this break-up and that he was “nobody’s ghulam (slave)”.
“The SP has divorced us today and we accepted it. The BSP is our top-most priority. We fight for the Dalits and backward classes, and will keep doing so. It is not, however, necessary that we will go with the BSP,” the SBSP chief said.
Shivpal, who is the national president of Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party-Lohia (PSPL), said that he has “always been free”, adding that a compromise on principles is unacceptable to him on his political journey.
“I was, anyway, always free, but I sincerely thank the Samajwadi Party for giving me formal independence by issuing a letter. Compromising on principles and respect is unacceptable in a political journey,” Shivpal tweeted in Hindi.
In a two-line ultimatum issued on Saturday, the SP told the two leaders: “The SP has been fighting against the BJP continuously. You have been in collusion with the BJP and are working to strengthen them. If you feel you will be respected somewhere else, you are free to leave.”
Rajbhar said: “Akhilesh ji wanted us to say whatever he said. But this is not why I made my own party. I have taken up the voice of those who are harassed and marginalised.”
Asserting that there will be further upheaval in the SP before the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, Rajbhar said that “many more such letters would be written before 2024”. He alleged Yadav was surrounded by advisers who failed to even win their booths and that the SP failed to stick to any alliance partner for too long.
“If I meet Yogi Adityanath then it is a crime but if Akhilesh ji and Mulayam ji meet him, it is all good. I have been meeting the BJP leaders even after my alliance with SP because I have personal relationships with them. If someone thinks, I will only do their bidding then I am nobody’s slave,” he said.
Reiterating his earlier jibe, Rajbhar said that Yadav should “never leave his AC room because if he does, then he will realise what the SP is doing in the fight of the poor, weak, Dalits and backwards”. “During assembly elections we asked him for space for Dalits and backwards and Akhilesh ji said that he would see,” Rajbhar said, adding: “Woh to dekhte hi reh gaye (He kept looking into it).”
Shivpal had contested the 2022 assembly polls on an SP ticket to retain his Jaswantnagar seat. Rajbhar’s SBSP had formally entered an alliance with the SP ahead of the 2022 polls and had won six seats.
Both Shivpal and Rajbhar had left the SP leadership red-faced when the two not only cited different reasons to announce their support to the BJP’s presidential candidate and now elected 15th President of India, Droupadi Murmu, but Shivpal went ahead and issued an appeal asking SP MLAs not to vote for opposition’s candidate Yashwant Sinha as in 1992 the latter had called Mulayam, who was then the defence minister, as an agent of Pakistan’s ISI. Sinha was then with the BJP and in opposition.

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