Crisis deepens as Shivpal quits SP and UP govt after meeting Akhilesh, Mulayam


Amid open feud in the family, Shivpal Yadav resigned from Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday night. SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav had rushed to Lucknow from Delhi on Thursday evening and had launched efforts to douse the flames by meeting his son and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav as well as brother Shivpal.

However, after meeting SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, he gave his resignation from all the posts of party and government to CM Akhilesh.

As soon as he reached in Lucknow, Mulayam summoned Shivpal, who is at loggerheads with Akhilesh, and held closed door meeting with him to defuse the situation. Shivpal is reported to have later met Akhilesh at his official residence, sources said, adding the meeting came at the behest of Mulayam. Immediately thereafter, the SP chief met Akhilesh, the sources said.

“Once he (Mulayam) reaches here, all will be well. His word is final,” SP national general secretary and Mulayam’s another brother Ramgopal Yadav said earlier.

Earlier in the day, Ramgopal had met the chief minister and claimed that “Akhilesh is not angry with anyone and the decision of netaji (Mulayam) is final in the party.” The same was said by Shivpal at his press conference.

(With PTI inputs)