Wednesday , February 20 2019

Surgical strikes in Samajwadi Party: Mulayam, Akhilesh sack each other’s loyalists

Samajwadi party has removed Ms Jaya Prada from the post of vice-chairperson of UP Film Council


Lucknow: The ruling SP on Sunday inched closer to a divide when CM Akhilesh Yadav accepted out a major political surgical strike and sacked his uncle Shivpal Yadav along with 3 other ministers close to him.

Mr Shivpal Yadav, who is the party’s state president, retaliate by expelling SP MP Prof. Ram Gopal Yadav from the party for 6 years. Mr Shivpal Yadav stated that Prof. Ram Gopal Yadav was working at the behest of the BJP to save his son and daughter-in-law from the CBI. He stated that the 2 were involved in the Yadav Singh-Noida Authority corruption case.

Prof. Ram Gopal Yadav had triggered off the events by sinking a letter bomb on Sunday morning in which he stated that those who were opposing Mr Akhilesh Yadav should not be tolerable to succeed.

I am legitimate political heir, says Akhilesh Yadav

The 3 ministers who were discharged along with Mr Shivpal Yadav were Om Prakash Singh, Narad Rai and Shadab Fatima. Ms Jaya Prada has also been detached from the post of vice-chairperson of UP Film Council.

The CM Akhilesh informed party MLAs and MLCs of these decisions at a meeting at his home. Mr Shivpal Singh and ministers and legislators close to him were not invited to the meeting.

“The CM Akhilesh stated in the meeting that those close to Amar Singh will not stay in my cabinet,” stated a legislator from Mainpuri Raju Yadav. The CM Akhilesh also announced that he was his father’s legitimate political heir and there was no question of divide in the party.

Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav, in the meantime, has convened a meeting of party MLAs, MLCs and MPs on Monday. Mr Shivpal Singh Yadav later expressed to reporters that it was wrong on the part of the CM Akhilesh Yadav to level direct allegations at him. Earlier, immediately after the news of the sacking of ministers spread, senior Samajwadi Party leaders rushed to Mr Mulayam Singh Yadav’s house for parleys.

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