Mulayam continues to sideline Akhilesh, defends Shivpal and Amar Singh strongly

Combo photo of Samajwadi Party leaders Mulayam Singh, Akhilesh Yadav, Amar Singh and Shivpal Singh.

Lucknow: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav today said that there is no rift in the family and in the ruling government in Uttar Pradesh, he further added that all is well and we all are united.

Mulayam Singh said in his first media conference after Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav sacked his uncle Shivpal Yadav from the cabinet, “Our family is united, the party is united… We stand united with full strength.”

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When media people asked if Shivpal Yadav and other ministers sacked by Akhilesh Yadav would be return back in Uttar Pradesh cabinet, 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.

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The spat between the uncle and nephew took an ugly turn yesterday when Shivpal Yadav accused the Chief Minister of being a liar.

He send message to media persons that SP had come to power in 2012 because of him only and still Akhilesh was made the Chief Minister. He however, ruled out becoming the Chief Minister with Assembly elections barely few months away.

Mulayam strongly defended party MP Amar Singh, who is being blamed by the Akhilesh faction for the problems in the family, asking “why to drag him in all this”?

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Sacked ministers Om Prakash Singh, Narad Rai and Sayeda Shadab Fatima were also present, besides tainted minister Gayatri Prajapati.

On brother Ramgopal Yadav’s statement, Mulayam said, “I do not give him any importance now.”

About party Chief ministerial candidate for 2017, Malayam said, “Ours is a democratic party. First let us get majority and then elected representatives will select their CM.

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