Lucknow: The senior Samajwadi Party minister Shivpal Singh Yadav , who met Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, at latter's official residence on Friday, has maintained his grudge for inaction against the erring officials on various complaints of corrupt practices.
''There are no differences in the Samajwadi family but I still express my anguish that the required action in the case of land grabbing and other charges is not being taken,'' he told the Press conference.
Shivpal, also the general secretary of the party, minced no words while stating that the 'touts' were tarnishing the image of the party despite the tremendous development had been ensured by SP government. " I am anguished at the inaction of the government against the erring officials,'' he said while firing another salvo at the Akhilesh Yadav government.
Earlier, he closetted with the UP CM for about 90 minutes and described it as a 'routine meeting'. Contrary to a general perception, he denied that the outcome of the meeting would culminate into a crack down of certain officers and the party leaders. In the same breath, he ,however, mentioned that some officers were indulged in improper practices and required stern action irrespective of their position and seniority.
It may be recalled that Shivpal had made his resentment over the functioning of Akhilesh government public and even threatened to resign from all posts. So much so that the party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav had to take the charge and scold his son and the Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav publicly.
In reply to a question, the senior UP Minister downplayed the reports of internal bickering in the party fold saying the CM and he had collective responsibilities in the governance and showing concern over some issues did not amount to any rebellion or discontentment.
He said the SP was sitting pretty as the next assembly elections were concerned and was poised to get bigger majority than last time.