Nishad Party quits ‘Mahagathbandhan’ in UP

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Gorakhpur/Lucknow, Mar 29 (PTI) In a jolt to the SP-BSP-RLD ‘Mahagathbandhan’ in Uttar Pradesh, the Nishad Party Friday parted ways with the fledgling anti-BJP alliance and said it could “look for other options”.
“The Nishad Party is no more in alliance with the Samajwadi Party,” Nikky Nishad alias Riteash Nishad, media in-charge, Nishad Party, told PTI in Gorakhpur.
“There was conflict between the two parties on Maharajganj seat as Nishad Party wanted to contest with its own party symbol where as Samajwadi Party was not ready for it,” he added.
The party workers were not willing to contest on the SP symbol and many of them began quitting, he said.
“So, our national president Sanjay Nishad ji went to Lucknow and on late Thursday it was confirmed that the Nishad Party is no more a part of the alliance,” he added.
When asked whether Pravin Nishad, MP, will also quit Samajwadi Party, he said, “I don’t know about it.”
The Nishad Party is headed by Sanjay Nishad, the father of Pravin Nishad who had won the Gorakhpur parliamentary seat on an SP ticket in the 2018 by-polls.

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