Shivpal faithful to brother, neglects nephew

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Lucknow, Sep 16, 2016: It seems like there is no peace in furious feud within Yadav family, After resigning from UP cabinet and quit as Samajwadi Party’s state president, Mulayam Singh Yadav’s brother Shivpal Singh Yadav on Friday told his supporters that he will support Netaji in any condition, and they should not indulge in any activity that damages the party image.

Addressing a gathering of supporters camping outside his official residence, Yadav reiterated that he was with the party chief and elder brother Mulayam Singh Yadav.

“Hum sab neta ji ke saath hain (We all are with neta ji),” he said while making it clear that for him only Mulayam Singh Yadav is the boss. He did not mention the name of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

He further said that for him an indication of Mulayam Singh Yadav was an order and he would go by the party chief’s decision in any situation.

He was flanked by sacked Mining Minister Gayatri Prajapati and son Aditya Yadav, who has also resigned as Pradesh Cooperative Federation chairman in support of his father.

Meanwhile, hundreds of Shivpal Singh’s supporters camped outside the 7, Kalidas Marg residence of the former minister, raised anti-Akhilesh Yadav slogans demanding that all departments be restored to their leader.

The protesting supporters said Shivpal should be retained as the state president and that he was humiliated by the Chief Minister.

Mulayam Singh Yadav was engaged in fire-fighting on Thursday night, his close aide said as the leader tried to thrash out an amicable solution to the biggest crisis of his personal life and political career.

A power struggle has broken out in Uttar Pradesh between Akhilesh Yadav and former minister Shivpal Singh Yadav earlier this week, and now it has spun out of control.

Read More: Shivpal Yadav resigns from Uttar Pradesh cabinet,steps down as SP state chief; Akhilesh rejects it

Wefornews Bureau

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