Yadav vs Yadav: BJP mocks ‘high-voltage’ drama covering UP CM failures

The feud in the family came out in the open when SP supremo Mulayam Singh appointed his brother Shivpal as the state party chief.

By: ANI | New Delhi | Updated: October 22, 2016 7:10 pm
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Asserting that the feud between the Yadav family was nothing but a strategically designed ‘drama’, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday claimed that the much publicised rift in the family was being fuelled by the Samajwadi Party (SP) in order to cover the failures by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in Uttar Pradesh.

“This high voltage drama has been strategically designed so that Akhilesh Yadav’s failures are given a cover. In UP everything from law and order to farming is in shambles. They don’t have water to drink and women are living in fear. He has miserably failed in every count, which is this distraction has been created,” BJP leader Srikant Sharma told ANI.

With the rift within the Yadav family becoming wider after Akhilesh Yadav skipped an important meeting called by his uncle and SP president Shivpal Yadav to formalise strategies for polls next year, the Congress said the discord within the family is affecting governance in the state and has asked the party to focus on the welfare of the people.

Akhilesh, however, met the members separately at his residence after their meeting ended with Shivpal on Friday at the party headquarters. At the brief meeting, Akhilesh apprised them of his ‘rath yatra’ scheduled from November 3 and said that they would be kept informed about it.

Meanwhile, newly appointed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member Rita Bahuguna Joshi said the Yadav family feud within the Samajwadi Party (SP) would be beneficial for the former in the 2017 Uttar Pradesh polls, because the party is currently in power at the Centre and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a clean image among the people.

The feud in the family came out in the open when SP supremo Mulayam Singh appointed his brother Shivpal as the state party chief. As a consequence, Akhilesh Yadav withdrew the portfolios of public works, irrigation and two other portfolios from Shivpal and allotted them to other ministers.

Disagreements between Akhilesh and his uncle have been reported on several occasions, including on the choice of official to be appointed as the state’s chief secretary after Alok Ranjan’s term ended.

Mulayam Singh’s silence on the prospects of Akhilesh being re-nominated as the party’s face for chief minister has further added fuel to the fire.

However, Mulayam defended Shivpal and warned that the party would be in major trouble if Shivpal resigned. While in mid September, Akhilesh said at a function that he has rejected Shivpal’s resignation and would comply with whatever his father directs.

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  1. G
    Oct 22, 2016 at 1:50 pm
    In my opinion this is the golden opportunity for Akhilesh to get a second term. If he fights the election as the leader of a united Samajwadi Party, with or without internal fights he is bound to lose because of the sedateness of the situation. But if he breaks away from his father and the old cronies Akhilesh will be anointing himself with a new halo which even Modi will not be able to match. A young leader promising modernity. People will fall for him. He can win UP with a landslide majority if only he parts company with everything old in the party and promising a new beginning.
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      Ishoo Yadav
      Oct 22, 2016 at 5:54 pm
      Same opinion from my side also This government has done the most work after ND Tiwari government of 80s. Kalyan Singh(BJP),Mulayam Singh(SP),Mayawati(BSP),Sri Prakash Gupta(BJP) have not done any good work in UP since 90s.It was this government who did some good work.Had it been Akhilesh alone ,this would have been the most successful government in history of India. It would be better if he jails Shivpal Singh as he is as corrupt acorrupt politician who can go to any low level to make his ends meet. Amar Singh and Shivpal and supporters must be sacked. But it takes guts to do that and with no other credible face with his side,Akhilesh finds it difficult to go against his father.I find his position very pitiful. I hope some sanity prevails and he wins again
      1. B
        Oct 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm
        Neta Mulayam to bade uche darje ki khiladi nikle re Bhai !! aur v kitne pilla chupa ke rakhe hai ?
        1. K
          Oct 22, 2016 at 4:21 pm
          MODI is the only PM in the world who has a criminal record, go to google search top 10 criminals you will find MODI there. India is getting insultation everywhere, because this country is leading by a criminal and abuser.
          1. K
            Oct 22, 2016 at 4:19 pm
            Samajwadi Party have to collapse in the political world. These I d i o t s father and son fooled muslims to grab their votes. Now they are shaking hands with hatemonger terrorist Badmash Jhooti Party (BJP) in order implement RSS agenda to disintegrate nation.
            1. P
              Oct 22, 2016 at 5:29 pm
              I d I o t comment.
              1. Y
                Yeah right
                Oct 22, 2016 at 10:17 pm
                Funny now people are judged on Google records than the actual court records. If you google yourself you will find there are many misdemeanors in your name. So should we consider you as criminal without a trial? Modi went through a 12 year trial and came out clean either accept the court verdict or shut up.
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                  Suresh Iyengar
                  Oct 22, 2016 at 3:16 pm
                  Yes it is a drama to cover-up their failures like BJP dramas to cover-up their failures to act on any of the corrupts from the previous regime. Modiji is good in talking in riddles during election speeches but incapable to act on them. What a shame we don't have any alternative honest party to rescue us.
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