Shivpal supporters demand apology from Akhilesh, resignation of Ramgopal

Photo of Shivpal Singh supporters outside the 7, Kalidas Marg residence of the former minister, raised anti-Akhilesh Yadav slogans.

Lucknow: A political war like situation developed in the Uttar Pradesh capital city, after Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Shivpal Singh Yadav, his son Aditya Yadav and wife Sarla Yadav quit important party posts, their supporter’s demanded apology from Akhilesh and resignation of Ramgopal Yadav.

SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav has reportedly convened a meeting at the party headquarters here to thrash out a solution on the ongoing power struggle between his son as well as Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his younger brother Shivpal Singh Yadav.

On other hand, hundreds of Shivpal Singh’s supporters camped outside the 7, Kalidas Marg residence of the former minister, raised anti-Akhilesh Yadav slogans demanding that all departments be restored to their leader.

The protesting supporters said Shivpal should be retained as the state president and that he was humiliated by the Chief Minister.

They demanded that Akhilesh should touch Shivpal’s feet as a nephew and say sorry.

More than two dozen legislators also met Shivpal Singh Yadav on Friday. Sacked minister Gayatri Prajapati also had a meeting with Shivpal here.

While Shivpal quit both party post as well as the state cabinet’s, his wife Sarla stepped down as chairperson of the Etawah Cooperative Bank, and son Aditya resigned as Chairman of PCF (Uttar Pradesh Cooperative Federation Ltd.) on Thursday.