Samajwadi Party feud: Shivpal, Akhilesh reach Mulayam Singh Yadav’s residence for talks

Outside the state SP headquarters, tension once again ran high with followers of Shivpal and Akhilesh raising slogans in favour of their respective leaders.

By: PTI | Lucknow | Updated: October 25, 2016 7:00 pm
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A day after high drama at a key meeting of the ruling Samajwadi Party, its state unit chief Shivpal Yadav Tuesday said all was well in the party as he visited Mulayam Singh Yadav’s residence and was joined in later by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

“All is well in the party and the Mulayam family. I am with ‘netaji’ (Mulayam). We will abide by whatever directive is given by him,” he said.

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Shivpal was answering questions from media persons at the SP headquarters here which had witnessed high drama and ugly scenes with Shivpal calling his nephew Akhilesh a liar and even snatching the mike from him yesterday.

Shivpal today drove to the residence of Mulayam to see him. The SP supremo is suffering from severe toothache and is taking rest at his residence. The Chief Minister also separately visited the residence of the SP supremo. Outside the state SP headquarters, tension once again ran high with followers of Shivpal and Akhilesh raising slogans in favour of their respective leaders.

Police had to be deployed in large number outside the SP central office in view of the clashes between supporters of rival sides. Cordons were set up this morning on the roads leading to Vikramaditya Marg where the SP office is situated. Shivpal reached the party office this morning and discussed party matters with minister Gayatri Prajapati and sacked minister Om Prakash Singh. Though no official meeting is scheduled today, informal talks were on since last night for a rapprochement between Shivpal and Akhilesh as their growing chasm has cast a shadow over the electoral prospects of the party ahead of the 2017 Assembly polls.

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At yesterday’s meeting, Mulayam Singh sided with his younger brother Shivpal and friend Amar Singh, and reprimanded son Akhilesh but ruled out his removal as Chief Minister. Akhilesh first had offered to step down but later accused Amar Singh and those close to him of hatching a “conspiracy” against him and his father.

There were sharp exchanges between Akhilesh and Mulayam, who virtually dismissed him as an insignificant entity in UP politics who could not win an election without his support. “What is your capability? Can you win elections?” he said, snapping at Akhilesh. Addressing the gathering Akhilesh ruled out forming a new party, a claim which Shivpal disputed, saying he was prepared to “swear” by his son and “Ganga Jal” that the Chief Minister had told him he would indeed float a new party and contest the assembly polls in alliance with some political party. The proceedings reached a flashpoint when Akhilesh accused Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh, who recently returned to SP, of having planted a story in a leading English daily in which he was called ‘Aurangzeb’ and Mulayam ‘Shahjahan’.

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  1. A
    Oct 27, 2016 at 2:53 am
    Boss these are people who encourages all bad elements in the state. No moral just power and money.
    1. K
      kamath Ramesh
      Oct 26, 2016 at 9:45 am
      There are differences in every family or in every party but this is exposing the real picture of yadav family and their dynasty party. They have made the UP is their pvt limited company. Their ego and adamant atude is well exhibited and such people are not even fit to become servants not to speak of ruler. They must be made to live on their fortunes and not allowed to contest elections.
      1. S
        Sankaran Krishnan
        Oct 26, 2016 at 7:04 am
        It is nothing but damage control exercise but people are not fools to believe the words of SP party leaders and their open family feud will affect the party which will face a complete wash out in the coming embly election due in 2017 and be ready to face the heat from the people of UP !!!!
        1. R
          Oct 25, 2016 at 9:02 am
          The tata feud is understandable as the company belongs to the tata family and the succession is a matter of the family,but i do not understand the UP dram the Yadav family is treating UP as their family jagir and doing a worthelss drama which is being wastely reported by our useless and newsless media .I do not think that the common man on the streets even in UP is interested in the Yadav family feud so i think this is sheer waste of time .UP is not Mulayam singh's personal jagir and he should remember that very well