Lucknow, Oct 16: The Samajwadi Party on Monday named its new national executive members. But Shivpal Singh was missing from the list.
The lastest development has triggered speculation that the rumbling in the Yadav family as well as the party is far from over.
After party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav made his presence at event convened by his son Akhilesh Yadav, it was anticipated that Shivpal Yadav would be honourably accommodated in the national team.
The estranged uncle of party chief Akhilesh Yadav is a legislator from Jastwantnagar in Etawah and on many occasions has been backed by Mulayam Singh over his son.
However, the war in the family, which erupted around the same time last year, looked headed for a rapprochement last week when Mulayam Singh and Akhilesh Yadav came together at a public event after a long time.
Ram Gopal Yadav is the Principal General Secretary of the party.
Yadav has created this post, apparently to signal to adversaries that not only he is the boss but despite reservations about the Rajya Sabha member, the latter still is his favourite uncle.
Mulayam Singh and Shivpal Yadav blame Ram Gopal Yadav for the tensions in the family.
There are 55 new members in the national executive. Kironmoy Nanda continues to be a National Vice President.
In SP’s national team, there are seven other national General Secretaries. Many juniors have also been elevated to the post.