Samajwadi Party removes Mulayam Singh Yadav, Shivpal from national executive committee

This comes days after Mulayam rejected any difference with son and party president Akhilesh Yadav, and ruled out forming any new party. 

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 16, 2017 6:21 pm
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The Samajwadi Party on Monday expelled senior leaders Mulayam Singh Yadav and Shivpal Yadav from its national executive committee. No post was assigned to them in party’s National Office bearers list which is to be submitted to the Election Commission. This comes days after Mulayam rejected any difference with son and party president Akhilesh Yadav, and ruled out forming any new party.

There was suspense as to whether the SP founder, Mulayam Singh Yadav, will remain its patron. Party spokesperson Rajendra Chowdhury said he was not aware of any such post. “The party constitution does not have any provision for such a post. I am not aware whether he is the patron or not,” the SP spokesperson told PTI.

The SP patriarch was made the party patron after a bitter feud in the Yadav clan climaxed with his son Akhilesh Yadav snatching the mantle of the party president from him at an emergency national convention here on January 1.

As per the list released by SP principal general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav, Kironmay Nanda has been retained as the party’s national vice president. The executive has 10 general secretaries, including Azam Khan, Naresh Agarwal and Indrajeet Saroj, 10 secretaries, 25 members including Jaya Bachchan and six special invitees.

The party has retained Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Seth as its treasurer. Seth is a builder considered close to Mulayam Singh Yadav.

Earlier, speculation was rife in political circles that the 77-year-old Mulayam Singh was likely to announce a new outfit at the press conference along with virtually defunct Lok Dal, while retaining the ‘samajwadi’ tag in its name. Shivpal had announced in June that he would float the Samajwadi Secular Front “to fight communal forces”.

Both Mulayam and Shivpal have been sidelined by Akhilesh ever since he snatched the crown of SP chief from his father at the party’s national convention here on January 1. Taking full control of the party after being crowned as its head and allotted the ‘bicycle’ symbol by the EC on January 16, Akhilesh has been going full throttle consolidating his grip over the party.

(With PTI inputs)



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  1. C
    Oct 18, 2017 at 12:32 am
    Akhilesh is cleaning it's party from goons and bahubalis process has already started from home itself good sign now no body can stop him
    1. J
      Joseph Mumbai
      Oct 17, 2017 at 4:09 am
      Don't be naive. This is a cunning game by father and son. Why? To keep away rival claimants for Samajwadi Party leadership. Mulayam wants to make it easy for this favorite son out of many.
      1. S
        Oct 17, 2017 at 2:16 am
        The actions of a prodigal son in the quest for power.
        1. K
          Krishan Pawla
          Oct 16, 2017 at 11:49 pm
          Akhilesh Yadav to Mulayam Singh Yadav is like Aurangzeb to Shahjahan. Politically hybernated. He has no respect for his father, how can one assume him to be loyal to the nation? Krishan
          1. K
            Oct 16, 2017 at 9:05 pm
            At least Akhileshji side lined the seniors rather useless old leaders, Modiji kicked out Joshi, Keshubhai, Adaniji and many others sitting at Khadia, Ahmedabad. As per my belief Akhileshji is doing the same.
            1. kamal singh rawat
              Oct 17, 2017 at 7:08 am
              Dear kadu, what has Modi to do with Akhilesh. Also when who is Adani. U forgot to add Ambani. People like U have only 1 agenda. MODI KO BADNAAMH KAROH.
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