Yadav Family Feud: Akhilesh Says Will Not Float New Party, Will Act Against Conspiracy

10:31 am 24 Oct, 2016


Amid the ongoing infighting within the Samajwadi Party, Uttar Pradesh chief minister has said that he will not form a new party.  Akhilesh Yadav reportedly ‘broke down in tears’ while giving a speech at SP office in Lucknow.

“I was hurt when Amar Singh said that by November Akhilesh Yadav will not be Chief Minister in Uttar Pradesh. Ram Gopal ji didn’t say that,” he said.

He also blamed Amar Singh for the current developments within the party.

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He said if Netaji (Mulayam Singh Yadav) had asked for his resignation then he would have given it.

“This is a conspiracy against me. Some people trying to create rift in the party. My job was to deliver on Netaji’s promises and I have done my job,” he said.

During his address to party workers, Shivpal Yadav alleged that during his meeting with Akhilesh, he said that he will make a party and ally with some other party.

SP leader Shivpal Singh Yadav theweek

SP leader Shivpal Singh Yadav theweek

Shivpal said, “People who work to weaken SP, who work against us…they should know we will form Govt again with Netaji’s sweat and blood.”

Shivapl said he won’t tolerate liars in the party and everyone in SP needs to dedicate themselves to win the 2017 UP elections.

In his speech, Mulayam Singh Yadav said he is not weak yet. “I worked very hard to build this party,” he said. Some ministers are busy in being sycophants.

“Drunkards, goons have been added to the party. You get some power and it goes to your head. Shivpal Yadav is leader of the masses,” he added.

The SP supremo emphasised that if you can’t face criticism, you can’t be a leader.

He also said that Amar Singh is his brother.

Earlier in morning, supporters of Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav and those of the Shivpal Yadav, the party’s UP chief, clashed outside party office in Lucknow.

UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav with senior party leader Shivpal Yadav ibtimes

UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav with senior party leader Shivpal Yadav ibtimes

 

Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav has organised a meeting of party legislators on October 24 in Lucknow to calm down a raging power tussle between his brother and son that threatens to jeopardize the party’s chances in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly polls.

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In a dramatic turn of events on October 23, he fired Shivpal Yadav, 61, and three other “Amar Singh loyalists” in his government for the second time in a month. It was seen as a direct challenge to his father, who has been promoting Shivpal over him.

 

And in return, Mulayam Singh Yadav sacked his cousin Ram Gopal Yadav from the Samjawadi Party, a trusted adviser to Akhilesh. Shivpal Yadav announced Ram Gopal Yadav’s expulsion “for colluding with the BJP”.

The swift turn of events was dramatic enough for the party, tightly controlled by a family which swore by Mulayam.

Meanwhile, Ram Gopal’s son and Firozabad MP Akshay Yadav has written an open letter:

 

The crisis couldn’t have come at a worse time for the SP as it battles anti-incumbency, resurgent opposition and concerns over deteriorating law and order just months before the state polls.

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