Won’t challenge Akhilesh’s decision, allocating portfolios CM’s prerogative: Shivpal Yadav

On being asked if Akhilesh Yadav will be the party's CM face for the polls, Shivpal said that he will accept whatever party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav decides.

By: Express Web Desk | Published: September 15, 2016 2:48 pm
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Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Yadav on Thursday said that he will not challenge Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s decision to strip him of all key portfolios in the state cabinet.

“Allocation of portfolios is a chief minister’s prerogative, won’t challenge his decision,” Shivpal said at a press briefing, adding that, “Everybody in the party cannot have the same ideology.”

Stating that party cannot engage in infighting at this crucial time as it heads for the assembly elections in 2017, Shivpal said, “This is the time to stay united.. only unity can strengthen the party.”

On being asked if Akhilesh Yadav will be the party’s CM face for the polls, Shivpal said that he will accept whatever party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav decides.

Earlier in the day, the party’s National General Secretary Ram Gopal Yadav told reporters that the SP leadership made a mistake when they removed Akhilesh Yadav as the UP unit chief, a post he has held since 2012, adding that, “Akhilesh’s removal led to misunderstanding” but “the matter will be resolved.”

Even though Ram Gopal asserted that there was “no crisis in SP”, Mulyam showing his support for Shivpal over Akhilesh fits in with the recent incidents exposing infighting in the party leadership. On Tuesday, Akhilesh Yadav stripped Shivpal of all key portfolios in the UP cabinet, hours after the latter was announced as the UP state unit chief. In a statement Wednesday, Akhilesh said that “What you are witnessing is a fight in the government, not the family.”

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    IML sood
    Sep 15, 2016 at 2:12 pm
    The lure of chair and political benefits these maroon Yadav family is enjoying will not make them speak anything otherwise.The grip of money power is always strong though sometime it tighten like noose.
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    1. Mohammad Bin Tughlaq
      Sep 15, 2016 at 9:54 am
      In Srimad Bhagavatham there is a story of how the end of Yadavas started.lt;br/gt;One day the sage Durvasav visited Sri Krishna's palace to meet him. Needless to say that he was the by word for anger. But Krishnas cousins were all sporty youngsters who cared two hoots of any curse from the sage. To fool the sage they made one of their cousin to don a saree and all and to make him look that he was pregnant put some big cloth ball and covered with the sari. They took him to the presence of Durvasas and asked him when that pregnant woman will give birth and whether it will be a boy or gril. Durvasas got extremely angry and told that he will give birth to a steel rod and with that the w 'Yadukula' will be dead. lt;br/gt; Like that this will be the begining of the end of the modern Yadukula.lt;br/gt;D
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        din
        Sep 15, 2016 at 3:32 pm
        After seeing Muslim moving away from congress Rahul and gang has started kissing Hindu pundits feet and offering tax free temple donation in exchange for Blessing to cleanse their corruption sins. Yadavs will send jangle animals
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          din
          Sep 15, 2016 at 3:35 pm
          Is that why Nitish banned alcohol ? so they dont get drunk and become adulterer (did he sterilized sunnat them too !)
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