SP rift deepens as Mulayam Singh expels Akhilesh Yadav, Ram Gopal Yadav from the party for 6 years

Lucknow: In Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party’s crisis is deepening and a split seems to be inevitable.  In a press conference, the party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav announced here today the expulsion of the state’s Chief Minister and his son Akhilesh Yadav with latter’s aide Ram Gopal Yadav from the party for six years.  This decision was taken after Ram Gopal’s move to call a national convention of the party without consulting him and releasing of a parallel party’s candidates list for upcoming assembly polls.

“Mulayam termed Ram Gopal Yadav’s move to call a national executive meeting of the Samajwadi Party on 1st January 2017 as illegal and unconstitutional. He said being the National President of the Party, only he can call such a meeting. No other person is authorized to do so. Ram Gopal has violated the disciplinary code of conduct of the party. Ram Gopal is misleading the Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, he added.”

When the party has already released the official list of candidates, how can Akhilesh release the party’s list of candidates, the beleaguered Mulayam said?  

While talking to the media he said that  I will decide who will be the new chief minister of the state. He went on to say that, the party’s interest before me is more important.

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