Akhilesh Yadav's supporters demand his reinstatement as head of state party unit
After party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav played the peacemaker, Uttar Pradesh CM on Friday restored the portfolios he snatched from his uncle and party leader Shivpal Yadav.
Lucknow: A day after Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav said, all is well in the Yadav clan, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's supporters on Saturday demanded that he should be reinstated as the head of state party unit.
Akhilesh Yadav's supporters, who gathered outside Mulayam's residence demand that Akhilesh be made UP chief of Samajwadi Party again.
Donning red caps and carrying posters of the Chief Minister and his wife Dimple Yadav, the supporters started for the party office this morning, raising slogans like "Akhilesh ko adyaksh banao" (make Akhilesh the state president), saying only "Akhilesh bhaiya could lead the party".
In Allahabad, Akhilesh's supporters were seen carrying placards, which read: ‘Chacha ko hatao, SP ko bachao’.
After party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav played the peacemaker, Uttar Pradesh CM on Friday restored the portfolios he snatched from his uncle and party leader Shivpal Yadav after days of bitter power struggle in the party.
Akhilesh also took back Mining Minister Gayatri Prajapati, a Shivpal protege whom he had earlier sacked, sparking the crisis in the Samajwadi Party.
Setting in motion the reconciliation process, Mulayam Singh as well as Akhilesh rejected Shivpal's resignation from the Cabinet as well as the head of state party unit, to which he was appointed two days ago replacing Akhilesh.
Mulayam also broke his silence over the five-day no holds barred family war, saying, "There can be no division in the party, till I am there."
The party supremo, who rushed here last evening from Delhi to douse the raging flames of feud, said, "We have a big family, differences may occur...There is no fight between Shivpal Yadav and Akhilesh."