Mulayam chairs meeting to settle prolonged dispute within SP
Lucknow: In a meeting with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, senior Samajwadi Party leaders Shivpal Singh Yadav and Ram Gopal Yadav, party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday settled the prolonged dispute within his party. The meeting reportedly lasted for more than two hours.
According to party insiders, the conclusion of the meeting was to take control of several officers and ministers of the SP government.
If the official sources are to be believed, Shivpal spoke about the officers who were neglecting their duty. He also spoke about ministers who were involved in land grabbing cases and making money in the name of the party.
A discussion on a report submitted by Members of Legislative Council (MLCs) regarding the party’s condition in 18 districts was also held in the meeting. The report has raised questions on the way of working of several Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs). Eventually, the party decided to take stern action against such leaders.
- All the issues within the party should be resolved without delay.
- The media should not be informed about internal disputes.
- The veteran party leaders should be respected.
- The CM should be strict with the party workers.
The controversy was raised on June 21 last when gangster-turned-politico Mukhtar Ansari’s party Quami Ekta Dal (QED) merged with SP as decided by Shivpal. Subsequently, the merger was cancelled by the CM.