Bhadohi (UP): Sitting Samajwadi Party MLA Vijay Misra today resigned from the party after he was denied ticket from his traditional Gyanpur seat and said he will contest as a rebel and threatened to queer the pitch of other SP candidates in adjoining areas.
He told media persons, “I will contest from the same seat but whether it would be as Independent or from any other party will be decided in a day or two.”
The Samajwadi Party has reposed faith in former MP Ram Rati Bind in place of Vijay Misra, also vowed that he will work against SP nominees on Bhadohi, Sonebhadra, Varanasi, Mirzapur, Kaushambi, Jaunpur and Allahabad and “ensure their defeat”.
Misra, who has also contested election from jail once in the past, claimed that he faced a threat to his life from SP leaders Akhilesh Yadav and Ram Gopal Yadav as he knew “many secrets” of Ram Gopal and feared that he could be “eliminated”.
The MLA said his wife, Ramlali Misra, who is MLC from Mirzapur-Sonebhadra has informed the President, the Prime Minister and the Election Commission about the threat to his life.
Interestingly, many other SP leaders and workers also announced their resignation from the party along with Vijay Misra.