Amid growing rift between Samajwadi Party leaders in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday sacked four ministers from the cabinet including his uncle and senior party leader Shivpal Yadav. Akhilesh had called a meeting of legislators at party office in Lucknow after which the announcement was made, reported news agency ANI.
Mainpuri MLA Raju Yadav told the media that Akhilesh Yadav said in the meeting ‘anyone close to Amar Singh cannot be in my cabinet’.
Immediately after the news surfaced, Shivpal Yadav reached party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav’s residence. Earlier on Friday, Akhilesh Yadav did not attend a meeting of party leaders called by Shivpal Yadav.