If Netaji asked me to resign, I would have: Akhilesh Yadav

Akhilesh reportedly broke down while giving his speech.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 25, 2016 2:08 pm
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In an emotional address to Samajwadi Party workers in Lucknow on Monday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said that if his father Mulayam Singh had asked for his resignation he would have given it. “If Netaji (Mulayam Singh) asked me for resignation I would have given it,” Akhilesh Yadav said.

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Akhilesh also said he was ‘hurt’ when Amar Singh said that he would be replaced as chief minister by November. “I was hurt when Amar Singh said that by November Akhilesh will not be CM in UP. Ramgopal ji didn’t say that,” said Akhilesh.

He also refuted reports  that he would be forming a new party. “People are saying a new party will be formed. Who is forming is a new party? I am not,” Akhilesh added.

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The meeting was called by party supremo and Akhilesh’s father Mulayam Singh Yadav at SP headquarters after the sackings of Shivpal Yadav and Ramgopal Yadav by Akhilesh and Mulayam respectively. Supporters of Akhilesh and Shivpal clashed outside the party headquarters earlier in the day following the events on Sunday.

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  1. F
    Oct 24, 2016 at 10:04 am
    No need for Netaji to tell you to resign. Netaji made a mistake not taking your resignation letter with a blank date on the day when you have been appointed the Chief Minister by Netaji. He has now learned a hard lesson from you trying to act over smart and not taking Netaji into confidence before you take any strong action. Now you better give to Netaji a resignation letter from post of CM with a blank date so Netaji can just write the date when he is tired of you and give to the Governor to accept and finish your matter. This is the style Netaji has to adopt from now to whoever he appoints the CM because all human beings on this earth planet are born with greed which makes them selfish and forget even their relations and past.
    1. Satyanarayana Gavarasana
      Oct 24, 2016 at 12:34 pm
      Where is the democracy?
      1. K
        Kim Sharma
        Oct 24, 2016 at 9:08 am
        Even with a late patch-up within SP, it is advantage BSP in the poll. Hindi dailies in UP say already SP is seeing desertions to Congress at the district and village levels, especially in western UP. A reliable Agra publication says BSP to be No: 1 with 155 seats. BJP to settle at 110; Congress to corner 80 seats as ST plummets to lt;br/gt;50. Others: 8.
        1. subraman
          Oct 24, 2016 at 9:08 am
          How did this family of rodents get elected? The people who elected must be imbeciles. They deserve whatever they get. They will never learn. All expecting some favour based on caste.
          1. A.s. Malhotra
            Oct 24, 2016 at 3:04 pm
            No need to put forward your resignation as a Chief Minster of UP even persistent pressure put on you by your family members including your dear father, a giant political leader of SP. You are young, dynamic, educated, positive and energetic leader of 21st lt;br/gt;century and is also capable to run the State for progress and welfare the citizens of UP in all sectors. Furthermore, execute strict law and order in the State to stop crimes and other illegal trades or profession. INDIA need capable and competent young ignited mind leaders. Furthermore, you are also affectionated by the people of UP. Jai Hind.
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