The high political drama continues in Uttar Pradesh as the National Executive unanimously elects Akhilesh Yadav as the national president of Samajwadi Party.
Akhilesh Yadav appoints Naresh Uttam as the new SP state president, replacing Shivpal Singh Yadav.
Akhilesh Yadav took complete control of the party to sack Shivpal Yadav as the state unit head and expelled Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh. About 200 party legislators of the total 229 in the state assembly attended a meeting called by him.
Sources close to Akhilesh Yadav claim Shivpal Yadav manipulated letter issued by Mulayam Singh Yadav after party’s Parliamentary Board meet.
Earlier Mulayam Singh Yadav writes a letter to party workers, asks them not to attend National Executive meet called by Ramgopal Yadav. He has rejected Shivpal Yadav’s offer to step down as party state president.
Later Mulayam Singh Yadav expels Ramgopal Yadav for 6 years from Samajwadi Party.
SP now move EC tomorrow, will stake claim to fight on party symbol in UP Elections as Akhilesh Yadav is made party’s national President.
Doctors conduct a health check-up of Mulayam Singh Yadav at his residence after a complaint of high blood pressure.