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UP political war: Mulayam Singh Yadav claims he is boss

UP political war: Mulayam Singh Yadav claims he is boss

| | 08 Jan 2017, 07:30 pm
Lucknow, Jan 8 (IBNS): Amid power tussle, Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday said he is still the chief of the Samajwadi Party.

"I am the National President of the party," Mulayam Singh Yadav said addressing a press conference here.

He said his son Akhilesh Yadav is the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.

On Friday, Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav reportedly  ignored the pitch his father made for respectable rehabilitation of Shivpal Yadav and Amar Singh, the two big Mulayam loyalists, who were ousted by the dominant faction, as a way to heading for a truce

Akhilesh  had held a “national convention” of the party on Jan 1 and replaced his father with himself as party national President, sacked Shivpal as state unit president and suspended Amar from the party.

In the entire sordid tale that threatens to spoil  the Samajwadi Party's prospects in the coming  state Assembly elections, the Yadav family stands vertically split as does the party, with two of Mulayam's siblings commandeering the two opposing factions. 

The divide within the family puts the party in a highly disadvantageous position with the BJP stomping its feet with renewed vigour to have a solid foothold in the core of the Hindi heartland.

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