Yadav 'Pari-war': CM Akhilesh sacks Shivpal Yadav from UP Cabinet
Meanwhile a parallel meeting had taken place at the residence of Party National President Mulayam Singh Yadav where all the senior leaders namely Beni Prasad Verma, Ambika Choudhary, Jagjeevan Prasad, Mata Prasad Pandey, Revati Raman, Kiranmaya Nanda and Naresh Agarwal among others were present
Lucknow: Swords are out and battle lines are drawn within embattled ruling Samajwadi Party, more distinct and clearer. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had convened a meeting of his supporter legislators, excluded Shiv Pal loyalists. Many of them came as it was expected but which Akhilesh did rather unexpected by sacking his uncle and State SP Chief Shivpal Yadav from the Cabinet.
Asserting his position Uttar Pardesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav sacked Shivpal Yadav and five other ministers including Narad Rai, Om Prakash Singh, Madan Singh Chauhan and Shahdab Fatima from the cabinet, sending a strong message to his detractors in the ruling Samajwadi party. The controversial minister Gayatri Prajapati has also been sacked.
He made this announcement at a meeting of legislators he called at his official residence on Sunday and said, who so ever supported Amar Singh would meet the same fate. An emotional Akhilesh said he owed everything to his father and party mentor Mulayam Singh Yadav and the latter desired so he could be the CM relegating me to Deputy CM post. ''..but the persons like Amar Singh and his supporters in the party are no no for me,'' he made it clear sacking Jaya Prada, Senior Vice-Chairperson of UP Film Board.
The fate of General Secretary Ram Gopal Yadav and his son Akshay also hanged in the balance as a latest letter sent by him to party cadre had so many things which might not go well with the party leadership.
Meanwhile a parallel meeting had taken place at the residence of Party National President Mulayam Singh Yadav where all the senior leaders namely Beni Prasad Verma, Ambika Choudhary, Jagjeevan Prasad, Mata Prasad Pandey, Revati Raman, Kiranmaya Nanda and Naresh Agarwal among others were present. The meeting of seniors, however, could not bring any solution to the immediate problem.
Shivapal Yadav also reached the residence of Mulayam Singh Yadav in the wake of hectic political development in the state capital.
Chief Minister, however, has directed Principal Secretary Anita Singh to not sign any letter without his permission. A similar directives have been issued to Chief Secretary and Director General General of Police (DGP) asserting that no orders would be passed in the state without his consent.
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