Mulayam Singh defends Amar Singh, brother Shivpal Yadav as SP meet ends in acrimony

The crisis in the ruling party seems to have worsened with Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav shouting at each other at the meeting.

By: PTI | Lucknow | Updated: October 25, 2016 2:11 pm
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Acrimonious scenes were witnessed Monday at the meeting of the Samajwadi Party where Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav exchanged heated words, with the party supremo making clear his support for Amar Singh, describing him as his “brother” and Shivpal Yadav as “mass leader”. However, Mulayam made it clear that Akhilesh Yadav will remain in the party.

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The crisis in the ruling party seems to have worsened with Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav shouting at each other at the meeting.

Fresh clashes broke out outside the venue with supporters of rival sides exchanging blows, giving police a tough time.

At a meeting of party legislators, MPs and ministers, which ended abruptly, Mulayam said, “I can’t tolerate anything against Amar and Shivpal. Amar saved me from going to jail”.

Mulayam said mere donning of red cap (colour of SP’s cap) does not make one Samajwadi.

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Admonishing Akhilesh, the party supremo said he had been abusing Amar Singh.

“Amar has helped me a lot. If Amar was not there I would have been in jail, he is like my brother,” Mulayam said, describing the Rajya Sabha member as his brother.

“Some ministers are just sycophants,” he added.

“I cannot forget the work done by Shivpal Yadav,” he said while describing Shivpal as a mass leader.

“We are facing difficult situation, we should remove our weakness and not fight with each other,” Mulayam said.

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First Published on: October 24, 2016 2:33 pm
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    alam
    Oct 24, 2016 at 11:47 am
    DAULAT KI JUNG HAI.lt;br/gt;AAM JANTA KI KIS KO FIKAR HAI..
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      M.P.Rao
      Oct 24, 2016 at 4:50 pm
      The statement made by SP supmremo that he would have been sent to jail but for Amar Singh is revealing.Some thing was seriously wrong and manitors bargained and saved him and the people of this country were taken for granted.Irrespective of the parties what exists at the top is mutual helping society leaving all morals to dogs.
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        Shafted mohammed
        Oct 24, 2016 at 4:47 pm
        Drop akhilesh , mulayam and shivpal and make raj pal yadav as chief and he would make everyone laugh and that's fine for UP.
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          Syed Syed
          Oct 24, 2016 at 12:11 pm
          Remain united or perish. Choice is yours.
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            SKP
            Oct 24, 2016 at 8:19 pm
            They are hypocrates. Let Akhilesh do something better for people of UP. These oldies should leave politics. Amar singh a special kind of parasite who dies not know which side will he be swinging.
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