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Samajwadi Party feud: Events as they unfolded on October 24, 2016

By Prashant V Singh | By Ankita Bhandari | Last Updated: Monday, October 24, 2016 - 23:46
Zee Media Bureau

Lucknow: The feud in UP's ruling Samajwadi Party on Monday came out into the open with a high-voltage drama unfolding in full public view during which party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav sided with his younger brother Shivpal and friend Amar Singh, and reprimanded son Akhilesh Yadav but ruled out his removal as Chief Minister.

Amid speculation about a possible split ahead of the assembly polls, the bitter power struggle in SP's first family played out on stage at a meeting called by its supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav of party legislators, MPs and other leaders where Akhilesh, blowing hot and cold, first offered to step down in a choked voice but later accused Amar Singh and those close to him of hatching a "conspiracy" against him and his father.

There were sharp exchanges between Akhilesh and Mulayam, who virtually dismissed him as an insignificant entity in UP politics who could not win an election without his support.

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23:46 PM

Shivpal Singh was not able to meet Akhilesh Yadav at his residence. 

23:09 PM

Samjwadi Party MP Naresh Agarwal meets Ram Gopal Yadav in Delhi.

22:59 PM

For me silence is the best strategic answer to all questions, says Amar Singh.

22:58 PM

My best wishes to Akhilesh Yadav, he is son of my supreme leader, won't make any comment, says Amar Singh.

22:58 PM

Shivpal Yadav goes to meet Akhilesh Yadav at CM's residence in Lucknow.

19:05 PM

There is no question of forming a new party; People who have nothing will form new party, Akhilesh has all support: Ram Gopal Yadav

19:05 PM

No Opposition party has ever levelled any alleagtions against UP CM but sadly partymen are doing it: Ram Gopal Yadav


19:05 PM

I stand with Akhilesh Yadav, we will again make him Chief Minister: Ramgopal Yadav to ANI

18:03 PM

UP CM had called Ashu Malik to clarify things about the matter in front of few people which was misunderstood by them: Dharmendra Yadav, MP


18:03 PM

The way story (where UP CM is referred to as Aurangzeb & SP Chief as Shahjahan) was planted was very unfortunate: Dharmendra Yadav, MP & CM aide

First Published: Monday, October 24, 2016 - 23:46
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