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Mulayam Singh to address first rally ahead of UP polls on November 23

Mulayam Singh to address first rally ahead of UP polls on November 23

New Delhi: Samajwadi Party (SP) president Mulayam Singh Yadav will address his first rally in the run-up to the 2011 Uttar Pradesh Assembly election at Azamgarh on November 23.

“The SP president will address a massive rally at the RTI round in Ghazipur on November 23. Earlier, the rally was scheduled for November 11, but it could not be organised because of his tight schedule,” said Misbahuddin, the general secretary of the Quami Ekta Dal (QED), which has since merged with the SP.

Claiming that Mulayam’s rally will be “bigger” than Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s November 14 rally at the same venue, Misbahuddin said scores of workers from various districts of Purvanchal — Ghazipur, Mau, Azamgarh, Ballia, Varanasi, Sonebhadra, Bhadohi, Chandauli and Jaunpur — will attend it.

SP state unit chief Shivpal Singh Yadav today held a meeting with party MLAs and unit chiefs of these districts among others for making the rally a big success, he added.

Earlier, the SP supremo was scheduled to address his first rally ahead of the Uttar Pradesh polls at Azamgarh on October 6, but it was postponed.

Ghazipur and Mau are known to be QED strongholds with Sigbatullah Ansari and his mafia-turned-MLA brother Mukhtar Ansari representing the Assembly seats from these districts.