Samajwadi Party Crisis Deepens: Here’s How It Will Impact UP Polls

The fissures within the Samajwadi Party have deepened on Monday, with the party virtually splitting into two factions — those supporting Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and ones behind Shivpal Yadav. Supporters from both camps came to blows outside the party headquarters in Lucknow, where party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav called for a meeting of all the present and former party MLAs, MPs and key functionaries.