Samajwadi Party women’s wing president Shweta Singh resigns, says unhappy with behavior of party leaders

Aadil Ikram Zaki Iqbal
Shweta was the well-known leader from Shivpal Yadav camp. She wrote a letter to Akhilesh Yadav to accept her resignation.

Lucknow, April 4: Citing reasons of being upset with the party and some of the party leaders, Samajwadi Party‘s women wing president Shweta Singh on Tuesday tendered her resignation to former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and national President of Samajwadi Party, Akhilesh Yadav. In her resignation letter, she said she had been relentlessly working but was, however, unhappy with the party and some of the party leaders. She expressed sadness and said that she worked with all her fidelity being the president of the women’s wing but now wishes to quit the party.

Shweta, a well-known leader from Shivpal Yadav camp requested Akhilesh Yadav to accept her resignation from the Party.  In her letter, she further added that she has been working for the past several years with full sincerity and honesty for the Samajwadi Party and has honestly fulfilled all her responsibilities. “I am hurt by the behaviour of the party and party leaders, in future, I am unable to work in the Samajwadi Party”, she said.

Before Shweta was appointed as president of Samajwadi Party’s Women’s Wing on February 21, 2016, she was the member of Uttar Pradesh Commission for Women wing. Singh had replaced Geeta Singh as the Samajwadi Party Women’s Wing president in 2016. The decision of inducting her as the women’s wing President was taken by former Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party state president Akhilesh Yadav.

Meanwhile, spokesperson of Samajwadi Party and Supreme Court lawyer Gaurav Bhatia also quit the party on February 5. Bhatia, who was one of the prominent faces of the party in television debates joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on April 5. Claiming that the Samajwadi party has been surrendered to dynastic politics, Bhatia in his statement said that the SP was moving away from the ideals of Ram Manohar Lohia and there was no value of loyalty and sincerity.