New Delhi: Samajwadi Party state president on Tuesday met party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and other MLAs of the party. After the meeting Shivpal Yadav came out and showed his support for the party chief and said that he was “with Netaji” (Mulayam Singh Yadav) and that he will follow whatever the party chief says.
As per reports Shivpal Yadav and other ministers who were sacked by CM Akhilesh Yadav will be reinstitated.
There was high end political drama in the Yadav family on Monday where there was a direct face-off between the supporters of CM Akhilesh Yadav and Samajwadi state president Shivpal Yadav.
In a meeting on Monday, while defending Amar Singh and Shivpal Yadav, who was sacked on Sunday from the cabinet by Akhilesh Yadav with three other ministers, Mulayam Singh made it clear that Akhilesh Yadav would remain the state’s Chief Minister.
He also warned that if the party failed to overcome its cracks, the ugly unprecedented faction fighting would help the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to return to power in the country’s most populous state.
As the meeting ended, Mulayam Singh shouted at MLC Ashu Malik, a Shivpal backer, for branding Akhilesh Yadav an “Aurangazeb”. Shivpal Yadav himself reportedly raised his voice: “Your Chief Minister is a liar.”
At the meeting, Akhilesh Yadav said in a choking voice that his father was his “guru” and he would never split the Samajwadi Party. He said he was ready to quit if his father asked him – to end the turmoil in the party.
The 43-year-old, however, alleged a conspiracy against him and that Shivpal Yadav was a part of it.
Shivpal Yadav then launched a scathing attack on Akhilesh Yadav, accusing him of trying to form a new party or stitch an alliance with another party.
First Published | 25 October 2016 11:09 AM