Samajwadi Party row LIVE: Mulayam’s party on brink of split as CM sacks Shivpal; Ramgopal expelled

Ruling Samajwadi Party appeared to be headed for a split as Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his party supremo and father Mulayam Singh were engaged in an open face-off, sacking each other's loyalists Shivpal Yadav and Ramgopal Yadav.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 24, 2016 11:39 am
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The turf war in Samajwadi Party took a new turn on Sunday after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav sacked his uncle and senior party leader Shivpal Yadav from the cabinet along with three others. The news came after Akhilesh called a meeting of legislators at party office in Lucknow at 11:00 am this  morning.

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Mainpuri MLA Raju Yadav spoke after attending the meeting saying: “Chief Minister said that whoever is close to Amar Singh cannot be a part of my cabinet.” News agency ANI reported that Shivpal Yadav reached party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav’s residence immediately after the news surfaced.

The rift in Samajwadi Party had become apparent after party’s mining minister Gayatri Prajapati was sacked by Akhilesh following which Mualayam Singh Yadav stripped him of the status of party president and appointed Shivpal Yadav to the position.

Two weeks after Prajapati’s expulsion, he was re inducted in the cabinet. Amar Singh – who shares a close relationship with Mulayam Singh Yadav – recently made a comeback to the party after six years and was given a Rajya Sabha seat.

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    Oct 23, 2016 at 3:14 pm
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      Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
      Oct 23, 2016 at 9:09 am
      Mullah AZAM KHOR,----first needs to be sacked,--every thing else apart from family feud will start to float to surface,----there is a lot more than a family feud,----SP is a cousin of CONGIE family run party who are full of tractors,---betrayals,---scammers,---looters,---converters and supporters of terrorists not forgetting the conversion of innocent Hindu girls trapped in love jihad by mullah AZAM KHOR and Italian bar dancer Sonia GUNDI,---BJP is out for a political surgical strike,----so beware,--NDA is the current and future DNA of Hindustan,--JAI HIND.
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        SubbuI
        Oct 23, 2016 at 3:27 pm
        AMAR SINGH WAS PLANTED IN SP BY KALNAYAK GUNDE SHAH .AND HE IS DOING HIS JOB WONDERFULY. BUT PLEASE WAIT FOT TWIST IN THE TALE.lt;br/gt;RAMAYAN, MAHA BHARATH ALL HAPPENED BECAUCE WOMEN.AND ULTIMATELY TRUTH PREVAILED.
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          Abbiya
          Oct 23, 2016 at 11:48 am
          Akhlesh Yadau is the best CM in india. But feku and company with chaddi gang don't like to Akhlesh yadau government again in power .most of Hindu extremists was created crime in up they want to destroy the Akhlesh government image. India need one more hindu taliban muft bharat movement .
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            Dev Verma
            Oct 23, 2016 at 1:19 pm
            Good beginning !
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              Kejriwal Fan
              Oct 23, 2016 at 8:05 am
              SP must merge with AAP so that expertise from both these parties can serve for the well-being of the muslims of uttar pradesh
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                KS KUMAR
                Oct 23, 2016 at 12:35 pm
                If anybody cannot perform even in bed you will blame Modi.
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                  Krishnan Ram
                  Oct 23, 2016 at 9:47 am
                  The party chief has not taught his parivar "united we stand divided we fall". SP had a choice for caring for UP or its own members. SP has chosen the later. i do not mind losing and you shoudn't either and I do not care who takes UP. Silver platter for Maya.
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