Updated: October 25, 2016 1:21:29 pm
A day after being expelled from Samajwadi Party, Ram Gopal Yadav on Monday rejected suggestions that he plans to form a new party with Akhilesh Yadav but asserted he will work towards ensuring his nephew becomes the Uttar Pradesh chief minister again after next year’s polls. “There is no question of forming another party. Why should I form another party? Those who have nothing should think of forming another party. Everything is with Akhilesh. People are with him,” he said.
Reiterating his loyalty to Akhilesh, he dared party leaders Shivpal Yadav and Amar Singh to list out their charges and allegations against him in a public meeting and walk away unscathed.
Praising Akhilesh, Ram Gopal said in no other party a personal war has been waged against a chief minister. It is disappointing that Akhilesh is under attack by people within the party, he said.
Asserting his goal right now is to ensure return of Akhilesh as chief minister in the next polls, he said he will leave no stone unturned to achieve his objective.
He was expelled from the party yesterday for allegedly colluding with BJP with the purpose of damaging the SP.
In a statement faxed from here yesterday, Ram Gopal had said he would always remain with nephew Akhilesh in the “holy war” though Mulayam will continue to remain his “guru” in politics.
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