The Samajwadi Party (SP) will convene its national convention in Lucknow on September 29 to elect its national president and formulate a plan for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
The SP will have its state convention the day before that, during which the party’s state unit president will be chosen.
Akhilesh Yadav, the former chief minister who was formally elected as the party’s national president during the Agra convention in 2017, is expected to be re-elected as the national president, according to sources in the SP.
The SP launched their recruitment effort in July. Representatives for the state and national conventions will be chosen by the active members.
The election officer for the organisational elections would be Ram Gopal Yadav, principal general secretary of SP at the national level, the party announced.
After losing in the polls in 2022, these conventions will be the SP’s first significant gathering. After the party lost the byelections for the Lok Sabha in Azamgarh and Rampur in July, Akhilesh Yadav disbanded all of the party’s wings. Only Naresh Uttam Patel, head of the UP SP, kept his position.
The BJP’s efforts to encourage political defections, undermine democratic institutions, and endanger societal peace will all be addressed in the political and economic resolutions that the party will pass at both conventions. These resolutions will also address the deteriorating peace and order in UP as well as the subpar state of the educational and medical infrastructure, the party stated in a release.
At the Samajwadi Party’s national convention in Agra on October 5, 2017, Akhilesh was unanimously chosen to serve as the party’s national president. Without opposition, he was re-anointed to the post. However, Mulayam Singh Yadav, the party patriarch, had skipped that gathering.