Akhilesh Yadav denies rift in Samajwadi Party, Shivpal meets Mulayam

Samajwadi Party feud: Akhilesh Yadav also cancelled all his scheduled meetings for Wednesday and reached his Kalidas Marg residence.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 14, 2016 7:03 pm
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A day after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav stripped his uncle and senior Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Yadav of all the ministerial portfolios, the latter said that he would abide by party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav’s decision. Shivpal Yadav said this in relation to speculation of him resigning as a minister in the state.

Apart from that, another sacked minister Gayatri Prajapati met Mulayam Singh in New Delhi. Shivpal also talked to Mulayam over the phone and said that he would also like to speak with him in person.

Reports of in-fighting between members of Samajwadi Party are not new but the latest turn of events has given rise to speculation that the internal feud could be contained from within, given that polls are round the corner.

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Meanwhile, Akhilesh Yadav also cancelled all his scheduled meetings for Wednesday and reached his Kalidas Marg residence.

Earlier, Mulayam Singh Yadav had said that the party would split into two fractions if Shivpal Yadav were to leave it. Shivpal had threatened an exodus from the party alleging that some of the ministers were involved in corrupt activities.

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Shivpal Yadav reaches Mulayam Singh Yadav’s residence to meet him

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Some of the decisions were taken in consultation with netaji (Mulayam Singh Yadav) and some i took on my own: Akhilesh Yadav . Read more – http://bit.ly/2cdW2kO

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Akhilesh Yadav addresses media, says it is a ‘fight’ in government, not a ‘fight’ in family

Namit Hans September 14, 201612:35 pm

Namit Hans September 14, 201612:35 pm

Amidst the raging controversy, Akhilesh Yadav cancelled all his scheduled meetings for today. Read more: http://bit.ly/2crM5yV

Namit Hans September 14, 201612:34 pm

Responding to speculations of him resigning as a minister, Shivpal Yadav earlier said that he would accept Mulayam Singh Yadav’s decision. Also, he said that he had a telephonic conversation with Mulayam. Read more: http://bit.ly/2c9NYDm

Namit Hans September 14, 201612:33 pm

Sacked former UP minister Gayatri Prajapati met Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav in New Delhi in morning