Samajwadi Party expells 5 leaders close to Shivpal Yadav

Posted May 09, 2017

Toeing similar views, BJP leader Shaina NC said whether Akhilesh Yadav and Mulayam Singh formed an alliance with the Congress Party or not the people of Uttar Pradesh have declined both the choices. Commenting over the formation of new party, Akhilesh Yadav said, "We are politicians, we can easily identify "Aasteen ke Saanp". "It lodged cases against me and Akhilesh forged alliance with it", Mulayam Singh Yadav said, adding to the bad blood between him and his son, which has been escalating steadily for months. "It could have fallen lower had I not campaigned", he said referring to the SP's stunning defeat in the polls as he exhorted the workers to strengthen the party.

"The alliance with Congress is responsible for the present poor state of the party".

"The way Mulayam was virtually thrown out of the SP by his son Akhilesh Yadav. given his current state of mind, his statements are not surprising", UP BJP spokesperson Manish Shukla said. I had advised Akhilesh not to go ahead with it but he did so.

When asked if his brother Shivpal Yadav had chose to form a new front, Mr Yadav said that efforts should be made to strengthen the Samajwadi Party.

Yadav added that the party was defeated due to their faults which should not be blamed on EVMs.

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"In order to restore his (Mulayam) lost dignity and to bring all the Samajwadis together, there will soon be an announcement of this secular front in Lucknow", Shivpal told ANI. The party will also include minorities, farmers and youth.

The party asserted that was Mishra was making baseless allegations against Kejriwal "out of desperation" after being expelled from the Cabinet.

A day earlier SP State president Naresh Uttam expelled with the "approval" of Mr. Akhilesh, five SP leaders, including Dipak Mishra, a key aide of Mr. Shivpal and also his alleged ghost-writer.

"I was badly insulted, which I had never faced in my life".

The Samajwadi Party got only 47 seats out 403 in the Uttar Pradesh elections.