Shivpal met Mulayam as rift inside SP grows


Uttar Pradesh’s ruling party Samajwadi Party is surrounded by a conjecture of a growing rift. Party leader Shivpal Yadav on Wednesday met party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav in Delhi.

Mulayam Singh invited Shivpal to his house and Shivpal with his son Aditya Yadav arrived at Mulayam’s residence in Delhi. Shivpal did not interact with the media.

The development took place after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was removed as the state party chief and replaced by his uncle Shivpal Yadav.

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Yesterday, Shivpal replaced Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav as the state party chief. Later, Akhilesh withdrew important portfolios from his uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav.

This happened after Akhilesh sacked two ministers on Monday, Gayatri Prajapati and Rajkishore Singh who were said to be close to Mulayam Singh and Shivpal Yadav. Prajapati also met Mulayam Singh on Wednesday in his house.

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Earlier, Shivpal said that it was CM’s right to give or take portfolios or positions. There were talks whether Shivpal will resign from the party or not but he said that he won’t take any decision before meeting Mulayam Singh.

Netaji jo faisla lenge, vo hume sweekar hai (I will accept any decision taken by Mulayam Singh). The people of the state are with Mulayam Singh and Samajwadi Party,” Shivpal Yadav said.

Earlier, In an indirect reference to Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh, who was recently taken back into the party fold, Akhilesh Yadav said there were “some outsiders” who were trying to influence the government decisions and asked that “How can a government run under such circumstances.”

Amar Singh pitched in and when asked about Akhilesh Yadav he said that he did not name as an outsider and he is like a son to him.



Wefornews Bureau

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