Mulayam Singh Yadav issues show cause notice to son Akhilesh

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Samjawadi Party supremo, Mulayam Singh Yadav, has issued a show cause notice to his chief minister son Akhilesh Yadav. The development took place barely 24 hours after Akhilesh rebelled against his father and announced a list of 235 candidates for Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.

Mulayam Singh Yadav

In an open rebellion on Thursday night that could split the ruling SP, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had declared his own candidates for 235 seats against the official list announced by his father and SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for the upcoming Assembly polls.

The list of names was made available on social media by party MLAs who failed to get a ticket in the official list yesterday.

Prominent among those figuring in the list are ministers Arvind Singh Gope, Pawan Pandey and Ram Govind Chaudhary, who are the hardcore Akhilesh loyalists denied ticket by Mulayam.

Mulayam on Wednesday had ruled out the possibility of alliance with any party for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.

The SP supremo’s statement had come as he announced candidates for 325 of the 403 UP Assembly seats, giving tickets to 176 sitting MLAs.

More to come.

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