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Samajawadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday said that he doesn’t give importance to what expelled leader Ram Gopal Yadav says. Ram Gopal had earlier said that Mulayam is jealous of the popularity of his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.
“Every father wants that his son should do better than him. But here the opposite is happening. This should not happen. This is sad,” said the expelled Ram Gopal, who is Mulayam’s cousin and Akhilesh’s uncle.
Addressing a press conference in Lucknow, Mulayam Singh said, “I dont give importance to what he (Ram Gopal Yadav) says.”
Ram Gopal Yadav was expelled from the party for six years for allegedly colluding with the BJP just after Mulayam’sbrother Shivpal was sacked from the UP Cabinet by Akhilesh Yadav.
Mulayam also denied any rift in his family or party saying both are united.
Asked if Shivpal Yadav and other ministers sacked by Akhilesh Yadav would be reinstated, Mulayam Singh said he would leave this decision to the Chief Minister.
The Samajwadi Party chief is said to have brokered peace between his son, Chief Minisrter Akhilesh Yadav and the party’s Uttar Pradesh unit president Shivpal Yadav.
The spat between the uncle and nephew took an ugly turn on Monday when Shivpal Yadav accused the Chief Minister of being a liar.