Akhilesh Yadav meets UP governor: Here is why

The BJP has moved to target the CM and has raised questions whether enough MLAs back Akhilesh indicating a possible no-confidence motion as an option by the opposition party.

Written by Kanishka Singh | New Delhi | Updated: October 26, 2016 8:13 pm
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday met the state Governor. The meeting comes a day after Samajwadi Party chief and Akhilesh’s father Mulayam Singh Yadav met his son and his opponent in the party, Mulayam Singh’s younger brother, Shivpal Yadav who is also the state party chief. Mulayam had put the onus on the CM to accept the terms of truce between Shivpal and Akhilesh so that the rift can be brought to an end so close to the crucial Uttar Pradesh assembly election next year.

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Here are key reasons why Akhilesh might have met the Governor:

The BJP has moved to target the CM and has raised questions whether enough MLAs back Akhilesh indicating a possible no-confidence motion as an option by the opposition party. Akhilesh may have chosen to meet the governor pre-empting any move by BJP to prove that the numbers are behind him and that his position as the CM is preserved. The SP came to power with 224 MLAs in the state and at least 185 are believed to directly back the CM. Akhilesh sits in a tough situation but seems to have the numbers in the 403 MLA assembly.

He may have also met to apprise the governor of the developments and current situation in the legislature party. Akhilesh will need to instill confidence in the governor that there is not a constitutional crisis in the state. Mulayam chose to not expel Akhilesh from his position as CM otherwise he would’ve had to ask the members to choose a new CM. In case he’d refuse, the party would appoint a whip to get the MLAs to vote against the CM in a no confidence motion. Secondly, if the MLAs choose to support another candidate for the post of CM, a feat Shivpal Yadav is capable of pulling off, then the governor can swear him in as the new CM of the state. In case Akhilesh’s camp fights with the new candidate and neither proves majority in the house, the governor can impose President’s Rule or dissolve the assembly and call for early elections. All scenarios seem adverse for Akhilesh and he would want to keep the governor in confidence.

Speculations are rife that after his tiff with his father, he may even tender his resignation as CM. Akhilesh broke down on stage at a party meeting in Lucknow where the young Yadav said that if “Netaji is not only my father but also by teacher and if he so wishes I will resign from my position immediately”.

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    dr g
    Oct 26, 2016 at 9:46 am
    Akhilesh only wrote his own epitah of his rule by pre-empting problems, so it is obvious he is no match to shiv pal yadav or mulyam s yadav. Anyway no confidence motion is on the cards. it is wise he resigns now any how goes to his people, but truth is, SP is gone with the wind , so too all U P political parties, for all proved themselves not worthy of voters confidence, so obvious election would be the proverbial 'hung legislature' that might ensue finally
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      VISWALINGAM
      Oct 27, 2016 at 4:14 am
      OH , GOD! IT SEEMS THAT FAMILY PROPERTY IS BEING SHARED AMONG THEMSELVES . THEY ARE THINKING OF ONLY POST AND SHARING , NOT IN THE INTEREST OF THE STATE . GOOD AND PATRIOTIC LEADERS GIVE CHANCE TO QUALIFIED PERSONS WHOEVER THEY ARE , NOT TO FAMILY MEMBERS FOR SELF GAIN. SHAMELESS . FAMILY POLITICS SHOULD END , AND QUALIFIED PEOPLE BE GIVEN THE CHANCE TO LEAD . THE STATE BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE NOT TO THEIR FAMILY . ( ALL MYANMAR TAMIL HINDU FANS OF PM MODI )
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        VISWALINGAM
        Oct 27, 2016 at 4:14 am
        OH , GOD! IT SEEMS THAT FAMILY PROPERTY IS BEING SHARED AMONG THEMSELVES . THEY ARE THINKING OF ONLY POST AND SHARING , NOT IN THE INTEREST OF THE STATE . GOOD AND PATRIOTIC LEADERS GIVE CHANCE TO QUALIFIED PERSONS WHOEVER THEY ARE , NOT TO FAMILY MEMBERS FOR SELF GAIN. SHAMELESS . FAMILY POLITICS SHOULD END , AND QUALIFIED PEOPLE BE GIVEN THE CHANCE TO LEAD . THE STATE BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE NOT TO THEIR FAMILY . ( ALL MYANMAR TAMIL HINDU FANS OF PM MODI )
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          IML sood
          Oct 26, 2016 at 2:29 pm
          All family drama now before governor just to keep his CM Kursi safe. SP and BSP both have ruined the state of UP and now time of their atonement has come. No remedy ,no escape.
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            Vikas
            Oct 26, 2016 at 11:44 am
            I have never seen strong will power leader like Akhilesh..He is man of action really turn around UP a development oriented state...He should now bow down and fight for state..
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              Arvind
              Oct 26, 2016 at 10:19 am
              Ahilesh Yadav is the man of action and he wants to show he is only CM of and Not half CM of UP as generally his image created by Print and Electronic media.One must appreciate his boldness to fight against his father Mulayam Singh and Uncle Shivpal Yadav both do not want any progress or change and want voters remain illiterate under Poverty all time and vote for SP.Where as Akhilesh wants a Digital UP and state develops speedily like otherdeveloped states in India. 85-90 % of SP cadres support him.It is really misfortune to see that the most respected leader in party and outside of Party, Ram Gopal Yadav has been dismissed without notice or any hearing by Shivpal Yadav.This shows bankruptcy in running party business smoothly.
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                arvind pratap
                Oct 26, 2016 at 9:31 am
                Akhilesh G aap new party ke liye taiyar rho, shivpal ki soch i ha. he is very corrupt person in the world. aap ki jhavi public me achchi ha, please aap public me jaye aur apni wishes apear kare. aap yuva leaders ke sath me election jit sakte ha. aap party ke corrupt logo se door rho.
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                  BharatLal
                  Oct 26, 2016 at 9:33 am
                  Akhilesh has come of age, and may do better for state independently.
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