Samajwadi Party feud intensifies: Shivpal Yadav sacked, Ramgopal Yadav expelled - As it happened

By Sanjeeb Baruah | By Ankita Bhandari | Last Updated: Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 22:13

Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday sacked his uncle and Samajwadi Party chief Shivpal Yadav and three other ministers from the Cabinet. The decision was taken at the legislature meet convened by CM Akhilesh at 11 am today.

The legislature meeting excluded 75 MLAs and MLCs known to be close to Shivpal Yadav.

23 October 2016, 18:41 PM

Will help make Akhilesh UP CM again: Ram Gopal to Mulayam.

23 October 2016, 18:39 PM

You are surrounded by evil forces: Ram Gopal to Mulayam, says report 

23 October 2016, 18:38 PM

Expelled SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav writes to Mulayam.

23 October 2016, 17:13 PM

Shivpal Singh Yadav to attend meeting.

23 October 2016, 17:12 PM

Mulayam Singh calls meeting at 5:30 pm at his home: Reports

23 October 2016, 17:03 PM

Àmar Singh must be removed within a week: Akhilesh to Mulayam, media reports say  

23 October 2016, 17:01 PM

Will have final say in governance, don't target leaders I chose: Akhilesh to Mulayam.

23 October 2016, 16:24 PM

Also read: No move to split party, says Akhilesh Yadav

23 October 2016, 16:23 PM

It's CM's prerogative, he did what he thought was correct; not right to question it, says suspended Samajwadi Party minister Sayeda Shadab Fatima on her suspension.

23 October 2016, 16:22 PM

Ram Gopal Yadav betrayed us to save his son and daughter-in-law from a CBI case. He tried to tarnish party's image: Shivpal Singh Yadav says while addressing media.

23 October 2016, 16:21 PM

Ram Gopal Yadav is involved with corrupt people, he has always misused name of Netaji (Mulayam Singh Yadav); had raised this issue at various party forums: Shivpal Yadav.

23 October 2016, 16:19 PM

Mulayam Singh Yadav sacks brother and party general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav and expels him from Samajwadi Party for six years.

23 October 2016, 15:18 PM

Shivpal attacks brother and Samajwadi Party general secretary Ramgopal Yadav without taking his name as he says, "Few hands are conspiring with the BJP to weaken the Samajwadi movement. An MP facing CBI's probe is behind my sacking. The MP has colluded with BJP to destroy the party."

23 October 2016, 15:11 PM

Shivpal Yadav addresses party workers, says "not bothered about expulsion. Will go to Uttar Pradesh polls under Mulayam Singh Yadav to win on behalf of SP."

23 October 2016, 15:10 PM

23 October 2016, 14:47 PM

A government reduced to minority should not take any policy decision: UP BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya.

23 October 2016, 14:20 PM

UP CM Akhilesh Yadav should prove his majority on the floor of state assembly or resign from his post, says BJP UP Chief Keshav Prasad Maurya.

23 October 2016, 14:16 PM

Meeting between Mulayam Singh Yadav and Shivpal Yadav ends at former's Lucknow residence.

23 October 2016, 14:16 PM

Akhilesh Yadav has asked his supporters not to indulge in slogans, Raja Bhaiya tells media after meeting Akhilesh Yadav at CM's office

23 October 2016, 14:04 PM

Mulayam Singh Yadav extremely hurt by Akhilesh's stand. Mulayam camp wants 'Netaji' to take action against CM Akhilesh Yadav: Sources 

23 October 2016, 14:01 PM

Since some time we had a feeling that one person will impact the party negatively, says Azam Khan.

23 October 2016, 14:00 PM

This is Chief Minister's prerogative whom he want to keep in his Cabinet: Azam Khan

23 October 2016, 13:55 PM

Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan speaks to media, says party has not weakened or split up. It is just an ideological conflict.

23 October 2016, 13:55 PM

Samajwadi Party is collapsing like pack of cards, BSP leader Sudhindra Bhadoria tells News18.

23 October 2016, 13:54 PM

Samajwadi Party is heading towards a big defeat in upcoming elections. The people of Uttar Pradesh are tired of the party, BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao tells News18.

23 October 2016, 13:52 PM

The four ministers sacked by Akhilesh Yadav are Shivpal Yadav, Omprakash, Narad Rai and Sayeda Shadab Fatima.

23 October 2016, 13:51 PM

Some more pro-Amar Singh ministers also likely to be dropped: PTI quotes sources

23 October 2016, 13:49 PM

Meeting between Shivpal Yadav and Mulayam Singh Yadav underway. Shivpal reached Mulayam's residence soon after reports came in about his expulsion from state Cabinet.

23 October 2016, 13:47 PM

Four more ministers and persons enjoying the rank of minister of state, who are from the Amar Singh camp, are also likely to be sacked, party sources tells media.

23 October 2016, 13:46 PM

Senior Samajwadi party leaders leave after meeting Mulayam Singh Yadav at his Lucknow residence. 

23 October 2016, 13:46 PM

BJP leader Shrikant Sharma attacks Akhilesh Yadav.

23 October 2016, 13:45 PM

22 November is Netaji's Birthday. I will give the Agra Expressway as a gift to him, says Akhilesh Yadav.

23 October 2016, 13:40 PM

"I will not break the party at any cost. Also, I will not spare anyone who is close to Amar Singh," Akhilesh Yadav tells News18.

23 October 2016, 13:38 PM

CM Akhilesh Yadav speaks to News18, says, "Mulayam Singh Yadav was my leader and continues to be my leader. I will attend the meeting at Mulayam Singh's residence on Monday."

23 October 2016, 13:35 PM

Raghuraj Pratap Singh, populary known as Raja Bhaiya, meets Akhilesh Yadav at CM's residence.

23 October 2016, 13:21 PM

Samajwadi Party leader Neelam Romila Singh breaks down in front of media in Lucknow, says 'want whole Yadav family to be together'

23 October 2016, 13:21 PM

Jaya Prada, a close aide of Amar Singh, removed as head of the Uttar Pradesh's Film Promotion Board

23 October 2016, 13:16 PM

Akhilesh Yadav enroute to meet Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik. Akhilesh is expected to apprise him of the decision to sack four ministers from the government.

 

23 October 2016, 13:15 PM

Akhilesh Yadav supporters raise slogans against Amar Singh in Lucknow.

23 October 2016, 13:14 PM

Minutes after his expulsion from UP Cabinet, Shivpal Yadav arrives at Mulayam Singh Yadav's New Delhi residence.

23 October 2016, 13:14 PM

In September, Akhilesh had the stripped off Shivpal Yadav's portfolios, but retained him later in the council of ministers.

23 October 2016, 13:12 PM

Alongwith Shivpal Yadav, three others - Narad Rai, Om Prakash and Shadab Fatima were expelled from the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet.

23 October 2016, 13:10 PM

A resolution was unanimously passed in the meeting convened by Akhilesh Yadav that states that those in the party who are close to Amar Singh will be sacked, says Mainpuri MLA Raju Yadav.

CM said in the meeting that whoever is close to Amar Singh cannot be in my cabinet: Raju Yadav, Mainpuri MLA pic.twitter.com/cAwFsK69dM

— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 23, 2016

23 October 2016, 13:03 PM

CM Akhilesh Yadav claims all is well within the party, says Samajwadi Party is united.

Also read: Samajwadi Party face-off: Akhilesh Yadav expels Shivpal Yadav, four others from UP Cabinet

23 October 2016, 13:02 PM

Akhilesh Yadav sacks Samajwadi Party chief and uncle Shivpal Yadav from UP Cabinet, expels three others including Om Praksh Singh, Narad Rai and Shadab Fatima.

23 October 2016, 12:57 PM

Rewati Raman Singh, Naresh Agarwal and Mata Prasad Pandey reach Mulayam Singh Yadav’s residence.

23 October 2016, 12:56 PM

UP CM Akhilesh Yadav holds meeting of party legislatures.