Akhilesh is my 'kaleje ka tukda', says an emotional Shivpal
Lucknow: In yet another effort of damage control in the party, the Samajwadi Party (SP) state president Shivpal Yadav on Friday offered to resign from the post if it served the cause of unity within the party and the family.
Asserting that Akhilesh Yadav would be the chief minister if party retained power in the state, he said nobody should have doubt on this and even I am willing to testify it on affidavit. An emotional Shivpal went on to say that he would leave the post if somebody had problem with it.
Addressing district presidents on first day of the two day meeting of the party, the first formal party meeting after he assumed the charge of the President, the senior party leader and uncle of Akhilesh said “those who are spreading canards about the differences among us cannot fathom how dear Akhilesh is to me”. Adding “Akhilesh mere kaleje ka tukda hai”.
Dispelling the rumours about the absence of chief minister in the programme, Shivpal sought to clarify that Akhilesh was not supposed to come on the first day of the meeting. “He will participate in the meeting tomorrow,” Shivpal Yadav said.
Reaffirming loyalty towards party national president Mulayam Singh Yadav, he said that if ‘netaji’ so desires, he will not think twice to leave the party. “Nobody is over and above netaji in the party and we all owe him a lot,” said Shivpal.