Mulayam blames Akhilesh for Shivpal’s resignation threat
Lucknow: A feud seems to be on the cards in the country's biggest political family after the Samajwadi Party (SP) Supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday feared that the party would break if Cabinet Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav stepped down.
Defending his younger brother and senior party leader Shivpal Singh Yadav on his resignation statement, Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday blamed his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for the sorry state of affairs in the party.
Attacking Akhilesh led Samajwadi Party (SP) government, he minced no words while stating that many of UP ministers were non-performers and burden on the party. “I had made a national level party with so much of hard work and some people are destroying it. The party would break if Shivpal steps down,” Mulayam said in party headquarters in Lucknow, after hoisting the national flag on the Independence Day.
It may be mentioned that Uttar Pradesh Irrigation Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav on Sunday threatened to step down if atrocities on deprived are not stopped immediately. He even said that he would sit in the opposition for the welfare of citizens of Uttar Pradesh.
What else Mulayam said:
- Responsible people in the party are insulting Shivpal Singh Yadav.
- It is a conspiracy against Shivpal Singh Yadav.
- I had stopped Shivpal from resigning earlier also.
- Public knows how to elect the government and throw it out of power on non-performance.
- I will soon visit all the 18 divisions.
- Few leaders and workers are weakening the party.
It may also be pointed out that the rift between Shivpal Singh Yadav and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav surfaced soon after latter expressed his dissatisfaction on the merger of mafia turned politician Mukhtar Ansari’s Qaumi Ekta Dal into SP. Subsequently the merger was cancelled by the SP.