No problem with Akhilesh as CM; Netaji to make big announcement soon, says Shivpal

By Kamna Arora | Last Updated: Friday, September 16, 2016 - 21:42
Pic courtsey: ANI

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his own brother Shivpal Singh Yadav in a desperate attempt to restore truce.

16 September 2016, 18:32 PM

Shivpal says he is not in the race for the post of CM.  "Akhilesh should be the CM, if we form the government again. I have no reservations on this,'' says Shivpal.

16 September 2016, 15:51 PM

Shivpal Yadav reiterates his allegiance to Mulayam Singh Yadav, says he will abide by neta ji's decision.

16 September 2016, 15:49 PM

Shivpal Yadav comes out of Mulayam Singh Yadav's residence after holding meeting with Akhilesh Yadav.

16 September 2016, 14:58 PM

Shivpal reaches his residence after holding talks with Mulayam Singh Yadav.

16 September 2016, 14:27 PM

UP DGP Javeed Ahmad also reaches Mulayam Singh Yadav's residence in Lucknow.

16 September 2016, 13:59 PM

Mulayam Singh Yadav meets Akhilesh and Shivpal for the second time in a day.

16 September 2016, 12:40 PM

Mulayam reverses the decision of his Chief Minister son and announced that former mines minister Gayatri Prajapati will be reinstated in the government. Prajapati was sacked on Monday based on serious charges of patronising illegal mining and minting ill-gotten money. This move is likely to dent the authority of Akhilesh Yadav further.

16 September 2016, 12:39 PM

We have a big family, differences can occur: Mulayam Singh Yadav

16 September 2016, 12:38 PM

There is no rift among Shivpal, Akhilesh and Ram Gopal: Mulayam Singh Yadav

16 September 2016, 12:37 PM

Mulayam Singh Yadav says "there will no division in the party, till I am here".

16 September 2016, 12:37 PM

Mulayam Singh Yadav reaches party office in Lucknow to address the party workers.

16 September 2016, 12:12 PM

Supporters of Shivpal Yadav protest against Akhilesh Yadav and Ram Gopal Yadav in Etawah, UP. They are raising slogans like "Shivpal Singh ko sasamman vapas lo" and "Mulayam Singh ko CM banao".

16 September 2016, 12:07 PM

"It is my responsibility as a son to accept Netaji`s decision. I accept Netaji`s decision to bring Gayatri Prajapati back into Cabinet," says Akhilesh. "It is election time. We should all come together and work. There is no fight between Ram Gopal Yadav, Akhilesh and Shivpal," he adds.

16 September 2016, 12:06 PM

Samajwadi Party is a family, there are no differences in the party, Mulayam Singh Yadav tells supporters

16 September 2016, 12:06 PM

I can say, there is no fight within the family. There can be some disagreements: UP CM

16 September 2016, 12:05 PM

Akhilesh Yadav tells India TV that he has not accepted uncle Shivpal Yadav's resignation. “I have told Neta ji that if outsiders come between us, he will be thrown out,” adds the UP CM. He adds that he "felt bad" after being removed as Samajwadi Party state president and demanded that he be given a say in ticket distribution for the 2017 Assembly Election. The Chief Minister rubbishes reports that he is behind the feud in the family saying, "It's a fight for the chair. If a good person asks for the CM's post, I am ready to give it up."

16 September 2016, 12:03 PM

UP CM Akhilesh Yadav officially rejects uncle Shivpal Yadav's resignation.

16 September 2016, 12:03 PM

Samajwadi Party MLAs meet Shivpal Yadav.

16 September 2016, 11:22 AM

Union Minister and BJP MP Sanjeev Balyan alleges that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is trying to hide his government`s failures with this `family drama`. "There is a family drama going on in the state. The people of Uttar Pradesh are well aware of it and the government has been totally paralysed in this drama. Everyone is aware of the fact that Samajwadi Party will no longer form a government here (in Uttar Pradesh)," Balyan tells news agency ANI.

16 September 2016, 11:03 AM

Shivpal Singh Yadav meets his elder brother and Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav. The meet ended in 7 minutes. According to reports, Mulayam has rejected Shivpal's resignation as party president.

16 September 2016, 10:04 AM

CNN-News18 quotes sources as saying that Shivpal wants Mulayam to remove Akhilesh and Ram Gopal as he is not interested in mere holding onto portfolios. However, Akhilesh Yadav wants to settle leadership issue once and for all within the Samajwadi Party and may agree to return the portfolios.

16 September 2016, 09:50 AM

Mulayam Singh Yadav will today chair a parliamentary board meeting of the Samajwadi Party in Lucknow to put an end to the fight between his son Akhilesh Yadav and brother Shivpal.

16 September 2016, 09:48 AM

Hundreds of Shivpal Singh's supporters raise anti-Akhilesh Yadav slogans demanding that all departments be restored to their leader. The protesting supporters say Shivpal should be retained as the state president and that he was humiliated by the Chief Minister. They demand that Akhilesh should touch Shivpal's feet as a nephew and say sorry. Many leaders could be seen shedding tears over the whole feud. Some are threatening to immolate themselves if their demands were not met.

16 September 2016, 09:45 AM

Shivpal is flanked by sacked Mining Minister Gayatri Prajapati and son Aditya Yadav, who has also resigned as Pradesh Cooperative Federation chairman in support of his father. 

16 September 2016, 09:44 AM

Shivpal adds that for him an indication of Mulayam Singh Yadav was an order and he would go by the party chief`s decision in any situation. "Hum har paristhithi main neta ji ke saath hain aur rahenge, unka ishaara hamare liye aadesh hai."

16 September 2016, 09:43 AM

Addressing a gathering of supporters camping outside his official residence, Yadav says: "Hum sab neta ji ke saath hain (We all are with neta ji)." He did not mention the name of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

16 September 2016, 09:42 AM

Senior Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Singh Yadav tells his supporters in Lucknow that he will support Mulayam Singh Yadav in any condition, and they should not indulge in any activity that damages the party image.

16 September 2016, 09:40 AM

Shivpal's supporters chant "Ram Gopal ko bahar karo" slogans outside his 7 Kalidas Marg residence in Lucknow.

16 September 2016, 09:40 AM

Mulayam Singh Yadav was engaged in fire-fighting on Thursday night as the leader tried to thrash out an amicable solution to the biggest crisis of his personal life and political career.

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16 September 2016, 09:30 AM

A power struggle broke out in Uttar Pradesh between Akhilesh Yadav and former minister Shivpal Singh Yadav earlier this week, and now it has spun out of control.