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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday asked Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to prove his majority in the Uttar Pradesh assembly. The BJP’s demand came amid a deepening strife within the Samajwadi Party, with Akhilesh Yadav sacking four ministers and the Samajwadi leadership retaliating by ousting Ram Gopal Yadav, a senior leader.
State BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya told the media that the government had lost its majority and the time had come for the Chief Minister to prove he had the numbers in the house.
Maurya added that as the battle for supremacy in Uttar Pradesh’s first family was unfolding, people’s problems have been sidelined. “There is no one to hear the people, there is chaos all around.”